“Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.” ~ George Eliot
Girl time is the best therapy...the kind of girl time that is characterized by the above quote. I'm going to give out SO much of myself today in ministry (teaching three 45 minute sessions in a row, PLUS doing the keynote message). However, I know I'm going to come home with much more than I give away. Not only am I going to treasure in my heart whatever happens in the sessions and around the altars with the women attending, but I'm going come home absolutely full because of the time spent with friends, and especially my friend Tammy Young who will have a long car ride home again with me tonight. We'll solve the world's problems on the way home. Our car rides are my own personal hope tour, for which I am ever grateful. The theme for this Pen-FL tour is, "Hope For Your Own Little World" and I just had to laugh when they announced that, because I sure do need hope for my own little world and am so grateful for Jesus' grace and power in my life, and my friends He's given me to walk with me on this journey of life.
Tomorrow I'll post a photo or two from the Hope Tour Miami as well as give some highlights if I'm up to it. I'm getting home REAL late tonight and have a very early morning tomorrow in getting the finishing touches on our memorial day service at Celebration, not to mention I'm bringing a teaching at 9:30 entitled "How do I forgive someone who keeps on hurting me?" And...we have company arriving at our home Sunday night, staying over til' Monday night! It will make for an interesting time as far as my energy level. I can do all things through Him who gives me strength...
Keeping a schedule like this may be part of the reason I need therapy...lol