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I was so blessed...

Last night we had a lovely evening celebrating "first ladies" (senior pastor's wives) in our section, the Metro Tampa/Section 9.  The event was held at Olive Garden and was planned by our presbyter, Mike Tedder.  He said he was riding down the road last month and God spoke to him and said, "Mike, take time next month to honor the first ladies."  So, he planned this special event for last night.  Both pastors and spouses were there, but the whole night was geared to giving honor to the senior pastor's wives.

I had no idea what we were in for but was so blessed by what unfolded.  After eating a great meal we enjoyed hearing my friend Marsha Woolley, our district WM director, who was the guest speaker.  She spoke of allowing God to fill the empty, longing places of our lives.  Being a former pastor's wife, Marsha understands the demands on pastor's wives and also the private losses or hurts we often face.  She stirred us with her inspirational message in typical Marsha style and we were blessed.  After this each one of us received some special gifts - "Superwoman" t-shirts, and also a gift certificate for a session of reflexology.  Wow!  Can I just say I can't think of a more amazing gift right now that I will put to such good use as that kind of gift certificate?!  I am so excited to use it!!!

I am feeling so much gratefulness for what we received last night.  I don't live to receive perks or appreciation but it sure is nice to have them once in a while.  Thanks to my presbyter, if he's reading this...


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