Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hope Renewed - part 2

On Saturday, I was not able to get there in time for the worship as I needed to be with my Dad.  But I did get there in time to hear the speaker, Shannon Martin.  You can read her blog at 

 From her blog:  Shannan Martin is a writer who found her voice in the country and her story in the city. She and her jail chaplain husband, Cory, have four funny children who came to them across oceans and rivers. Having sold their dream farmhouse, they now live entrenched in community on the wrong side of the tracks. They’re surprised every day by God’s goodness.

What a story she had!  The ideal life she had planned for herself and her husband was not what God had in mind for them.  He had something SO MUCH BIGGER so His glory would be magnified.  
He settles the childless woman in her home
as a happy mother of children.
Praise the Lord.   Psalm 113:9

I love this verse that speaks to me as a Mom:  
He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.  Isaiah 40:11  

His plan may not be ours.  We have to listen to Him and follow His direction.  I love this next verse that speaks to His sovereignty too!!

Acts 17:26-27 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.  God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.

A great meal was catered

And then we did a fun craft!

It was fun and easy for some of us who aren't the craftiest people in the world!

Thanks, ladies who planned this!  I'm so glad I was able to participate in this and "fellowship" with several!  Before my next busy and fun week with grand kids!

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