a weekend with my girlfriends
1 Bible + my journal =
opportunity to learn and grow closer to my friend, Jesus
10 gifts + prayers and love =
a surprise blessing for my girlfriends
Today is my Friday! WooHoo! At this time tomorrow evening, I will be relaxed and in the process of being refreshed through teaching, worship, and messages shared by the women of the Christian Missionary and Alliance church. Each year I attend the Spring Refresh or the Fall Refocus I am in awe of the Holy Spirit’s presence as around 300 women gather in His name.
The top photo is of my Gram, Mary (Hogan) Searles. She loved Jesus and trusted Him with everything. She quoted Scripture to me as I grew up and labeled them, “words of wisdom” or “Irish sayings” but the more I read my Bible, the more I realize she was sharing the Bible with me. Another thing she shared with me was her sense of humor and love of life. She knew how to have fun. If my Gram was in the room, plan on laughing. A trait I strive to carry on.
I chose this picture of her because she was super silly and made the most of all situations. Her facial expressions always cracked me up. If I was in “one of my moods” as many in my family called them, Gram was one of the few people (next to my Dad) that could break the nasty ugly bug that possessed me.
As we travel this weekend and spend time of refreshment, I pray to share a little spunk and joy with the women I meet. If the weekend itself isn’t exciting enough, Mags and a couple other teens will attend for the first time. A blessed weekend.
Don’t worry I’ll share the experience via the blog with you through the weekend!