I was perusing Facebook today while one of our syndicated programs played (Focus on the Family) and I found this graphic posted on Zig Zigler’s page on Facebook.
It stopped me in my scrolling tracks and I started thinking about how amazing God has been in my life these past few months. God has been providing so many wonderful things thru the Glory Gals Retreat I’m putting together (with an amazing crew of volunteers). Some of it has been hard and definitely challenging. There have been times Continue reading
I’m playing a game of solitaire that starts off terrible. No moves to play before I turn any cards over, and it’s a good 1/2 dozen cards in before I’m of to a very slow start.
As a general rule I usually bale on these games when I’m playing my ‘I’m waiting for the electric mattress pad to warm up enough so I can go to sleep’ round and move on to another hand. Tonight though I stuck it out. I wanted to see if it would turn around.
I wonder if Gdo feels that way about us sometimes – we give up on the hand he’s felt us before we’ve spent enough time to see how awesome it will be in the end. Slow starts aren’t always a bad thing, they test our patients, but in the end the reward is that much more grand because we stuck with it. Will we always get the result we want? No. But we might if we give it a chance.
“WOW that’s a big undertaking” is a phrase I hear quite a bit when people hear I’m putting on the Glory Gals Retreat. Good thing I don’t remember I feel that way until someone mentions it te he. I truly have had my moments of ‘oh crud’ and ‘what was God thinking picking me for this task’, but then there are days like today and I KNOW. I know I’m heading in the right direction. God is so great at tapping me on the shoulder at just the right time and saying psssttt look at this – now do you see?!
Today’s shoulder tap psssttt moment was when Continue reading
With Valentine’s day just around the corner I was trying to think of date night ideas that go outside the box of what we normally do. Choices are limited in small towns after all. So how about taking the normal and adding a twist! Get a bag of Skittles (or M&Ms, etc) and head to the bowling alley. Make a list up of different bowling styles to go with the different colors of Skittles (example below). Each person takes a turn blindly picking a Skittle before their bowling turn. They must then bowl using that style. Whomever wins the bowling game gets a prize (to pick where to go for dinner/dessert, to pick the RedBox movie, a King size candy bar, whatever.)
Example Bowling Style List: Continue reading
If you haven’t heard it’s pretty cold in WI today. I’m staring at the thermometer in the studio and watching the wind chill dip below -50 at times. This year I’ve learned that -50 feels cold and I can’t really tell the difference between -50 and -30 even though that is a 20 degree difference.
If you look on Facebook you’ll see a lot of complaints and jokes from folks around here talking about how miserable it is. I can’t say I disagree, or they aren’t entitled to their feelings, but I have noting something to be thankful for. As miserable and tough this weather is making everyone’s situation…it’s also brining out the kindness in people (once you look past the complaints). Continue reading
I got an e-mail last night that warms my heart and was an amazing reminder why I need to continue down the Glory Gals planning path. The e-mail asked me how they would go about paying for some ladies to attend the Glory Gals Retreat. The request was simple yet touching. Without giving too many details away about who this mysterious benefactor is, the story goes something like this. Continue reading
I can hardly contain myself! We just pressed the magic button to open registration – I’m trying really really hard to refrain from staring at the intake from ‘willing’ it to produce people who are signing up – I’m trying! I so excited for what this event has become, I can hardly wait for it to get here so I can see and meet all the Gals!
If you would like to sign up, or sign someone else up for the 2014 Glory Gals Retreat here’s the link – Glorygals.org