My weekend in Maryland was delightful! I delighted in the beauty of the countryside, the beauty of the women who invited me and those who came. But most of all, we delighted to together in the goodness of the Lord! I know He did great things in the hearts and lives of at least a few women there who will never be the same again because God met them there!
Above is the leadership team (left to right): Mary who invited me, Wendy who opened her home to me, me in the middle, Barbie and Tammy who planned some great fellowship times for the women. There was such a love and unity among these women that overflowed to all who came!
What a beautiful group of women... from 18 to 84! Estelle... I think that's how old you said you were!! I shared throughout the weekend about how each woman there is "One of a Kind by God's Design" and we began Friday night, and every session after, surrendering our wills and wanting our own way for God's will.
The weekend ended with each woman writing on a balloon what God had revealed to her to surrender to Him...
Thank You that your heart's desire is that we cast all our cares upon you... our pain, our circumstances, our trials and tribulations, our rebellion, our anger, our needs, our will, and our weariness... you want it all... because you want all of us. May the casting of our cares always be framed with thanksgiving for who You are and who we are in You. And today I thank You again for Your promise that it is you that works in us to both will and do your good pleasure. May our lives bring you pleasure today.