It’s Monday but not your typical one. It is the Monday after spending four days on the beach in Gulf Shores with a group of amazing women I just met. I had a great time at our Women of Worth Retreat!
Physically, my sunburn has now turned into a nice golden tan. But my body is tired. Surprisingly, sitting at the pool and on the beach is draining. I didn’t realize that resting could be so pleasantly exhausting. Of course my fatigue might be due to the eight hours I spoke this weekend. But I really had a lot of time for relaxing. In fact, in between our sessions I was able to start and finish a book I had brought to read. That is my idea of a peaceful weekend.
Emotionally, I am glad to be home. I missed my family. Four days without my husband and children was a first for me. And four days without me was a first for them. We all made it and although I have always felt like my husband and children appreciate me, I really feel appreciated now! Last night when my husband picked me up the children were helping out at a local VBS so Dana took me to Hattiesburg for a nice quiet dinner. When we picked the children up they about knocked me over.
Spiritually, my spirit is soaring. We had a very uplifting time in the Word of God. As we studied several examples of Women of Worth we all grew closer to the Lord. I spoke on women who seek wisdom, women who diligently work, women who are not weary in well-doing, women who faithfully witness, and women who reverently worship. It was a time of honesty and an opportunity to be real without judgment. It was a time of prayer and worship. It was a time of exhortation and encouragement.
I thank my dear friend, Angela and her church for the invitation. I thank my family for parting with me. And I thank the Lord for the opportunity to be used and for His divine guidance and protection these last few days. And I am thankful that in Christ I can be a Women of Worth!