No Ordinary Week

It has been a really rich and full week.

One filled with multiple and unusual experiences. I’m amazed how greatly a change of venue brings a fresh perspective for every day life. Yep, I know, that’s the overall title of my blog.

Maybe I should write about:

• The joy and excitement that bubbled up in me at the start of this season of ministry. Percolated

• The four dear, gifted members of the worship team who crushed it and ushered us into the presence of God without distraction during each session of the women’s retreat. Needed

• The freedom women found in declaring the truth of God’s word over their identity, purpose, future and lives. Wonderful

• The dramatic difference and change of countenance I witnessed as one woman was freed of a weighty burden of lies she’d carried for over fifty years. Exhilarating

• The mid-summer storm that BLEW through at speeds unprecedented and uprooted hundreds of trees and left roads blocked and loads of work for teams, men and machines in its wake. Overwhelming

• What a serendipity it was to eat with believers for a pizza supper in the cool basement and gather for worship and instruction from the book of Isaiah in a small country church. Rare.

• The joy it is to have my hubby join me in the middle of a ministry stretch and travel together to the destinations. Such fun, he’s my guy!

• The peace that comes to the soul while out in nature without a schedule. Tranquility

• The delight I had as I walked four miles with an amazing young Mama. A true go-getter whose daily life is so different from mine. Reflecting and refreshing

• The rain that poured down from the heavens and pelted the roof of my cabin in the woods which surprisingly made for a beautiful lullaby as I drifted off to sleep. Soothing!

• The thrill I gained from climbing the rock wall like a frog and ringing the bell at the top. Satisfying!

• The kind hospitality of a friend made way for a special meal and an evening spent with an adorable couple with three active boys who rode in on four wheelers and consumed more spaghetti and eggplant parmigiana than I thought possible for children under six. Investment and delight!

• The laughter I had when I offered to help make the dressing for the salad. I almost used a glass bottle of yellow liquid dish soap sitting near the balsamic vinegar, thinking it was oil, to top the salad. Relief!

I guess I chose not to write in depth about any of these things but felt it was important to include them all. With even a cursory glance you can see it was no ordinary week. It was touched by the God who knows me! I’m His daughter who loves people and new experiences. So He delighted to give me both! I’m grateful.

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