The last few Days I have been blessed by spending time with these ladies...
Alison, Sherry, Me & Kristy
Alison & I lived by each other when she was 3 and I was 4 years old & the rest of the ladies I meet in Jr. High...& have been friends since. Kristy, Sherry & I went to college for a year or so at Ozark Christian College...so they all have been a part of my life for some time now.
We have the best memories of hanging out at our Youth Minister's house. We were so blessed to have a youth minister & his wife that loved us so much. They would let us crash their house & loved us so much. We had so much fun with them...but at the same time they were not afraid to come down on us when we needed it! Amen!! While in Edmond we caught up with them & laughed...cried...& reminisced about the past...good times.
Before we left their house Kari prayed over us...she always brings us to tears
& to the throne of God.
I don't even know if these two really know the impact they had
& are still having on our lives.
Being a part of an amazing Youth Group kept me from going down a path of destruction.
Darren & Kari's love for the Lord is felt deeply inside of us all.
I deeply desire this for my kids.
Alison is involved at Lifechurch in Edmond & she was invited to watch Craig Groeschel record his sermon for Sunday on the Wednesday we were there. Great Sermon about Toxic Relationships!
Then Thursday we were blessed to attend the "Sister's" night @ Life church. Amy Groeschel spoke about Where are you getting your worth? Prob 22:1. You can tell Amy has a heart for the lost & she truly loves the Lord with all her Heart!
I can't even tell you how much it filled my spirit to be with these ladies. All three of them love the Lord...love their husbands & families & love their church. It was so refreshing to be with friends who encourage me as a child of GOd, wife & mom...
who support me as a PW means the world to me.
What's crazy is out of all 4 of us...I was least likely to be the one in full time ministry. I am still a little surprised it's me...not one of them. I was the wild one...go figure.
I find so much joy in listening to them talk about serving in the Kingdom work & how much their Life Groups have made a difference in their lives.
WOW! Thank you Jesus!!
I needed this time.
Now...this just topped it off for me...I. Got. To. Meet. Cindy Beall.
Yes one of my PWs!!
WHAT A BLESSING SHE IS!!! I didn't get to spend much time with her...but I am looking forward to seeing her in May for our PW retreat!! Her husband Chris is the Campus leader at Lifechurch in OKC.
SO...that's my Girl time recap. I am filled up with Joy...Refreshed...Blessed.
Long time friends who truly know my heart.
Do you get a chance to have Girl Time?
What kind of impact did your Youth group have on you?
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.