Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Time to Retreat

I praise the Lord that my children are healthy and I continue to pray for good health for them. I have earnestly asked the Lord this week for Friday to arrive and find them well. And God has been faithful once again.

I have the wonderful privilege of attending the Women of Faith Conference in Chicago this weekend. I am more than a little excited, as one of my new favorite authors, Carol Kent, will be speaking. My mom let me borrow her copy of "When I Lay My Isaac Down" and I must say it was a book that caused me to really look deeply into my faith and life and how I respond to adversity.

Nichole Nordeman will be leading worship and it truly doesn't get much better than that. I met her once when she did a concert at a local church. I was literally 9 months pregnant with Cody, and we have a picture of she, Jerry and I with her hand on my tummy! I absolutely love her music, her honesty and of course, that voice! I can't wait to worship with her!
In addition, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that a talented friend from my college days has two songs that will be featured at the conference. You can check out his website here.

And, I am staying at a beautiful hotel with my good friend. A night in Chicago, friends, fellowship, and time to retreat. After this week, I am SO looking forward to it!

May you all be blessed this weekend.


Adventures In Babywearing said...

That sounds wonderful!! I hope you have a fabulous time!


Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Oh my goodness does that ever sound awesome! Enjoy your time away!

MorningSong said...

Good for you!! It seems many planned retreats, such as this, are greeted with chaos right before!

Enjoy yourself and rest! You know God has your family in His hands while you are away!

Many blessings and safe travels!

Kari Lynn said...

Sounds wonderful. I went to a Women of Faith Conference a few years ago and I think I pretty much cried through the whole day that we were there. It was so overwhelming!!!

Glass Half Full said...

Enjoy your time and I pray refreshment to your spirit!

Barbie@ Mamaology said...

I pray you have a wonderful time!!!!

The Blakes said...

Man! I'm officially jealous...I know I'm not supposed to be...but Nichole Nordeman!! I wish she would make a worship CD. Well, be blessed...I know you will be...and if given the opportunity after praising our God...clap some for Nichole for me too!

Thanks for sharing...

Lori_N said...

I can't wait to hear about your weekend. I have heard about the Women of Faith Conference, but have never gone. I have been to other mine-retreats and when God's involved, they are always rejuvenating.

Take care.