Saturday, September 15, 2007

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain - but a woman who fears the Lord - she shall be praised.

Our woman's retreat was probably the best thing I've ever been to. I absolutely loved it. I'm so sad because I charged up my camera and then didn't take any pictures except this one dark, fuzzy one when the staff wives were singing. (Which I was amazed to find they could all sing. Some I had no idea have BEAUTIFUL voices).
Each of our six staff wives gave their testimonies and told of their childhood, meeting their husbands, their children, struggles in their lives and of course their salvation. They showed pictures of their weddings and childhood. It was so fun and interesting. I don't know which I did more of - crying or laughing but I did a lot of both. Each of the six wives had such different testimonies and I'm pretty sure every woman in the room could identify with at least one of the struggles the women have had. From infertility to eating disorders to a hard childhood to feelings of insecurity to struggles in the ministry to changing from career to ministry late in life - they had so much to share. I feel like I know these wonderful women so much better now and as great as I think our church staff is - I dare say the women behind them are greater.

3 comments:

Laurie said...

I agree, it WAS the best thing ever! I can't stop thinking about it!

Anonymous said...

This sounds great--I wish I could have attended with you! jlg

Sandra said...

What a great idea! I wish I could have popped in just to hear their stories!