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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Summer Picnic!

So, today being a nice, hot, summer's day, we chose a picnic theme for our June Women's Meeting. I have lots of pics to show you, but it's too late right now and I'm too tired to mess with putting them all up, so I will do it either tomorrow or Monday. I just realized that I hadn't posted in a week again, so thought I'd better check in.
Helen, our Women's Ministries Director in our church, always does such an outstanding job of bringing the devotional for the Word of God. But today was particuarly good. Our theme for the year is "Having a Mary Heart In A Martha World" based on the story in the Bible of the two sisters, Mary and Martha. (If you're not familiar with the story, read in Luke 10:38-42) This morning was definately a "Martha's World" morning for me. So when I got to church, and began to fellowship with the ladies, and then when Helen brought forth the Word, it just ministered to my spirit so much. The topic was "Top Ten Ways To Tame our Worry Habit" She gave us a list of 10 things to do, but #1 is PRAY! and #2 is Meditate on God's Promises. And as I did those things, the "stress" of my "Martha" morning began to disappear and God's peace began to fill me so that the rest of my day ended up being relaxed and filled with good things.
And you know what? That's exactly what I prayed on the way to church this morning - that God would give Helen just the right things to say that would meet the needs of the ladies there. So I think Him for answered prayer and for His Word, because it is alive and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword!
TTFN and all that jazz! :)

2 comments:

It's All Good! said...

Hello Brenda,
It's so neat how the Lord speaks to us so personally and just in time! Finding the balance between being a Mary vs. a Martha is hard sometimes.
How about us joining together and having a 'Mary' week?!
God bless,
Brenda :)

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I'm glad your day turned around and can't wait for the picnic pictures!