Last night I practiced my "Tragedy to Triumph" presentation one last time but instead of our two dogs as an audience, Mags listened and even offered suggestions and feedback. The dogs never did that.
I'm sorry Mags isn't feeling well and we continue to pray she is better soon yet it was nice to have an interactive practice audience for a change. I think I'll fire my dogs, nah, they are too cute. Seriously though, it was fun and the conversation after, a blessing.
This message of hope and the truth of triumph, even after tragedy is going on the road. Mom and I will travel to Adams, New York later this afternoon for a Christmas Tea at the Adams Village Baptist Church
With prayers lifted for a blessed speaking engagement and safe travels and the car is packed. Mom and I look forward to the conversation while traveling and the friends we have yet to meet. Each time I share my story and Heidi, I pray for those in attendance to know personally the healing, joy, and hope to know God is in control.
A Reflection After Sharing:
Once again God blessed me more than those partaking in the Christmas Tea gathering, at least I think so. Mom and I enjoyed our visit on the way up and back. We were thankful for the deer remaining in the woods and away from my vehicle too.
As I walked through the front doors and into the sanctuary I remembered being at this very church a few years ago. My friend, Cathie, and I, traveled on a snow eve to listen to another friend sing in the church's Easter cantata. Their Christmas decorations far surpass the Easter ones. The tree, and yes it is real, was breathtaking to look at. Mom and I took advantage of this photo op, thank you Cindy for taking our picture.
The presentation went well and the conversations, fellowship, and stories shared during the tea social afterwards warmed my heart. A special thanks to Dian for sharing my information with her church, to Jo and her team of women who blessed us so with a warm welcome and even better food, and to God for touching my heart in big ways this evening. I pray His message of hope and triumph after tragedy were heard by those who stopped to listen.
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Lisa M Buske
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