Tea Time Discipleship!
One of the amazing wonders I have observed over the years, is that when a woman plans and dreams about how to gather other women around messages, ideals, fellowship and fun, the Lord shows up. What a great weekend I had with so many friends and new acquaintances in North Carolina. Dinners, tea times, lots of speaking and sharing minds and hearts late into the night in hotel rooms-and, as is my experience from so many times--
God shows up, inspires, encourages, instructs, teaches and changes direction and pathways of life.
As I have been traveling home today, some of my wonderful friends put together some of the most encouraging and inspirational ideas they took away from the weekend on video, so that I could relax when I finally got home--and not have to do a new blog late into the night! :)
Amanda, Kellie, Mary Robbin and Gretchen! (Sweet Renee behind the scenes managing the video.)
"Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near." Hebrews 10:24-25
Speaking, discussing and idealizing with a hundreds of women from all parts of the southeast, and even Canada!
Think about ways that you might gather like-minded women and begin a group, a tradition or just have fun!
Dear friends from different parts of the country, who have attended leadership intensives in my home, came this weekend to work alongside me, to pray and dream about some of our conferences and leadership intensives ahead. Always blessed by these c0-dreamers and encouragers!
Inspiration is always more profound over a cup of tea and great food, don't you think? Thanks, sweet Gretchen, for arranging this!
Stories are made, histories are changed, generations and messages are shaped when friendships are formed and developed around ideals. What are your plans for this fall that includes gathering with friends or starting a new group to be inspired? Praying today that God will spark many new groups and give new ideas to your wonderful women even today!
Thanks, NCHE for inviting me to speak!
On to my Monday with my visiting Nathan. Planning fun and perhaps another meeting over something warm to drink as we relish our short time.
Happy Monday to you!