Sweet Times-Mother-Daughter’s Retreat

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As we gathered in the condo unit provided to us by dear friends, the worries and stress began to melt away.  (Okay, if I’m going to be REAL honest, it took several hours, a few tears, and a “mother” talk.)

I believe, with all my heart—we are the most blessed daughters (and 1 son, Jeff) on the planet.  Our mother is a treasure—beyond all treasures.

On Saturday we did the unthinkable with Pier Park less than 5 minutes away…we stayed in our jammies until 3 o’clock in the afternoon!  We drank coffee, chia tea, and relaxed.  This was a retreat focused on Him.  The Giver of Life.

As we each poured out some “life issues” we each took turns pouring in to the other one.  And finally, we laid it all down at the foot of the cross.  We prayed—each in turn—for the others in the family.  Every single name was called.  Every single need was mentioned.  Every tear was caught by the Hand that holds us all…..His.

We finally left that afternoon and headed to Pier Park—not necessarily to “shop”, but instead to look (and eat).  Red Robin offered us up some tasty burgers…and of course the “Towering Onion”.   This was such a different retreat—shopping was really not on our minds….we relished time spent together.  The couch—with the glass door facing the gulf was the place to burrow down and rest.  Reflecting as twice a beautiful bird joined us…and y’all….this little bird had a purple necklace on.  Purple feathers laced it’s pretty neck….we noticed.

If you don’t notice things that God puts in your path—shame on you. 

Psalms 37:23-24 says, “The Lord directs the steps of the godly.  He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall for the LORD holds them by the hand.”  (NLT, emphasis mine)

What an incredibly sweet God we serve.

I know many have noticed the lack of blogs…the reason?  Busy.  Much of my time is spent “writing” things out in my prayer journal, rather than putting them here….it is a time of seasoning—and testing that I’m in right now.  The seasoning is where He is adding things to my heart and spirit—that I pray is bringing Him glory.

Changes are taking place…

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Following Jesus,

Angie

© Angie Knight-The Knightly News 2012.  All rights reserved.


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