Good Weekend

 

On Friday, my daughter and I and three close friends drove to a lovely part of our state to attend a women’s conference at which I was to be the speaker.  We had such a good time on the trip, laughing and enjoying good fellowship.  We went to the home of another dear friend who fed us delicious lasagna.  We were housed in the guest house next to the church, a wonderful old Victorian house that the church is restoring.  I felt like the Queen of Sheba in my perfectly-decorated, clean and comfortable room.

The theme for the conference was Be Strong in the Lord.  What a wonderful topic to dig into.  I spoke three times, using Joshua 1:1-9, Nehemiah 8:10, and Ephesians 6:10-18 as my texts. The women I spoke to were to warm, open, and encouraging.

They fed us a delicious lunch before the final session, and then we were on our way back home. We stopped for supper before we all went our separate ways. The  weather was perfect for the entire drive, and the traffic was surprisingly minimal.  It just couldn’t have been a better weekend.

I love doing this type of thing.  It is a great privilege and a great responsibility to open God’s Word and teach it.  I do so with a lot of prayer and study.  Anyone who handles God’s Word in that way has to be answerable to Him for the the words he uses to teach the Word to others. How easy it is to make oneself the center, rather than the Word. How easy it is to misinterpret, misuse, and mislead.

I am so thankful for godly, biblically sound preachers, pastors, and teachers in my life who have taught me to reverence and respect the Word, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.

4 thoughts on “Good Weekend

  1. Michael Kreger

    The Saturday before last, we invited a bunch of people to the house to eat a meal and then sing. It was a wonderful time! We sang for 2.5 hours. Several people told me they desperately needed to hear good music again, and I certainly agreed with that! I hadn’t had the opportunity to lead music in quite some time, and it was great. We plan to do it again, at least every other month.

    How nice to get to do something when we know we are good at it, and when we know it is a blessing to others!

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  2. Abby C.

    I do miss your Sunday school class. I really enjoyed the “Lies Women Believe” study and it was such an encouragement to me.

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    1. Thank you, Abby. I love being able to speak here and there–helps make up for losing my class. Please pray for me on Saturday. I’ll be at Crescentville Baptist in Philly to speak to a women’s meeting.

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