Thursday, June 29, 2006

Mini Retreat Time

Yesterday I received the greatest gift one could receive as a mom with young kids. Well actually I'm sure any mom would appreciate this gift. One of the Pastor's wives here at Gilbert, Janis Shank, took my kids the entire day for the purpose of giving me extended time in the word. A time to do some extra long soul searching/praying/seeking God's wisdom etc. I had walked through with Chris the day before how I could best use this time. In talking through my recent struggles and what I felt the Lord has been trying to teach me I set a goal to spend my day being refreshed by the gospel. My soul has desperately needed to be reminded of the big picture. At this point I did not need a book on mothering or being a wife or spiritual disciplines. I have recently taken those kind of things and in my pride turned them into legalism. Well this was my goal and God was more than faithful! My soul is deeply refreshed and I had sweet communion with the Lord.

I will take the next few days to share some of the things I learned and some quotes from my reading. Off to take the kids swimming!


Shawnda said...

Ahhh..rejoicing with you!!!! His tenderness and kindness is evident!!!!!

How about some preg pics : ) too!

Tara said...

I will try to get some pics up soon :-)