Friday morning I spoke at a local MOPS group. My sweet friend Amanda asked me to. It was fun. Speaking is something that I sort of have a hate/love relationship with. I kind of enjoy it and mostly because it gives me an opportunity to share about Jesus but my anxiety level is always at a 72 on a scale of 1-10. I'm speaking 4 more times in the next 5 weeks. There is not enough deodorant in all of Wal-Mart to deal with all the sweating I'm doing this month.
I just repeat this verse a lot: Do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, forwhat you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Matthew 10:19-20
We got Angie Smith's new children's book Friday. It is the most precious children's book I have ever read. I'm not saying that because Angie is a friend. I read it and had ENORMOUS tears running down my face. It's the sweetest story but I'm also so thankful that Audrey's legacy continues through this book. If you don't have it - you should order it. It's only $8.99 right now and you can get it on Amazon or at Lifeway or Barnes & Noble.
Saturday we had a women's event, Mugs and Muffins, at church. It was such a special day.
We had special music by Lauren and Neil Greenhaw. Neil is the worship leader at a church plant here in NWA and Lauren is a former Miss Arkansas who is now a physician assistant. They were AMAZING!!! I could have listened to them lead worship all day. They are also former OBU'ers! :-)
Three of my sweet friends - Laurie, Elizabeth and Kim.
Our speaker was Joyce Rogers. Her late husband, Adrian Rogers, is probably one of the greatest preachers who ever lived. Thankfully he is still on Radio and TV and I listen to him as often as I can. Mrs. Rogers is in her 80's and still loves to speak and share about Jesus. I hope I have her passion and energy when I'm her age.
It finally turned fall on Saturday. It was rainy and cold and I came home and put on my sweatpants and favorite Razorback shirt from Riffraff. I probably wear this shirt every 3rd day. I need to admit that.
My friend Hillary made these precious dresses for my girls. We might have lost to Florida last night but we still love our hogs.
We went to Copelands after church for lunch. The strangers at the next table leaned over and said "We prayed for Harper when she was born." I was so overwhelmed and my eyes are still full of tears of gratefulness. I hope I never forget what a miracle she is.
I also hope I never stop praying for others.