~ Helen Lemmel ~
I have had little opportunity to blog since last week due to my hectic schedule. I am coordinating Ministers' Retreat for our District and won't return to Virginia until Wednesday evening. There are 500 pastors and spouses attending this retreat in the western Maryland mountains at Rocky Gap Golf Resort and Lodge. We had an incredible service last night. We were truly in a wonderful place and our eyes were upon Jesus! The presence of God was powerful.
We are introducing a new ministry to the pastor's wives of our District this morning. The wives and credentialed women have been invited to a Chick-Chat breakfast fellowship. I am so excited! We have been talking about this for a long time and finally have placed legs on our prayers. Our District Women's Ministries Director has asked me to coordinate this ministry and I am elated! Loneliness and isolation are just two things that lurk in many lives of pastor's wives. This ministry is being birthed to cultivate friendships and relationships, to create a safe place for our pastor's wives so we can be a strong support for one another.
God's plans are so awesome! We could never orchestrate things in our lives as He does. He is so amazing. Look full in His face today. The things of this world grow dim and unimportant when we focus on God and His plans for us. Those nagging pressures of life seem less significant when we allow God to work and speak through our lives. His glory and grace makes the troubles of this world seem small. Surrender your worries and cares to Him today. Turn your eyes upon Jesus.
Check out other blogs In "Other" Words today with Lori. I have to run and meet our committee to prepare for our Chick-Chat. Have a blessed day