Saturday, September 15, 2012

My Heart is Full and My Soul is Renewed

Where have I been all week?!  I left y'all hanging after Monday.  My plan was to be super prepared and have all these posts scheduled and ready to go before I left for the airport on Tuesday morning.  Well, clearly that never happened!  I tried writing a post on my phone while at the airport, but I didn't get it finished in time before my next flight took off.  Then the WI-FI was $12.95/day where I was this week, and I love you, but not $12.95/day worth!  So I went without and honestly, it was awesome.  My phone went really slow all week, and truthfully it was one less thing to stress about. 

So where did I go?  I went to a retreat for Pastor's Wives and Women in Ministry.  It was hosted by the fabulous ladies at Leading and Loving It {L&L It}.  I have been part of L&L It for over 3 years now, and it has tremendously helped me, our ministry, and my spiritual journey.  It's made up of other ladies in ministry who just get you.  I can't really compare it to anything because I have never not been in ministry my adult life.  I have connected with and met such wonderful, Godly ladies through L&L It.  I have also been part of a Virtual Community Group for the last 3 years, and I got to meet some of the ladies in my group for the first time!  I was so excited to see them in person.  We have been talking via Skype and Google+ for years now once a month, but to meet them in real life was incredible.  I would not be the person I am today without their influence in my life!

So although the 2 days of the retreat were refreshing, and filled my heart, I am now processing everything we heard and learned.  I am feeling incredibly blessed because we came home with so many books, Cd's, DVD curriculum, and more, all free!  Well, it was all donated by different churches, publishing companies, authors, and artists.  Wow!  I mean we got it all!  I was so blown away by every one's generosity.  I am also blown away by being in the company of some of the most wonderful pastor's wives there are.  I feel like I gleaned so much from being around them.  It's like being star struck in a good way!

So today I find my heart incredibly full and my mind incredibly on overload, ha!  I am trying to journal and be in the word so much to help figure it all out.  I will write another post with some of the things I learned while I was in OKC, and I will also share some pictures I took.

Have a great weekend!  

1 comment:

HappyascanB said...

Sounds just awesome!!!