As many of you know this weekend was the Red Hot retreat!
“So how did it go???” you may be wondering…..
It was such a huge blessing to serve alongside such an amazing group of servants (retreat committee, sound/tech guys, drama team, prayer warriors, worshippers, etc..).
I TOTALLY LOVED being led in worship by Erica Simpson, and her “girlfriends”, and “boy band”. AWESOME doesn’t even describe how God used this anointed group!
But I think my favorite part (if I had to pick one) was hearing how God spoke to each invididual woman in unique ways through the teaching from His Word! Isn’t God’s Word incredible?! 🙂
Here are some of the fun notes I’ve received (this one being from a dear woman battling an eating disorder)…..
“Dear Cindy, Thank you for letting Jesus run your life. Thank you for allowing Him to create the wonderful study for the ladies’ retreat. It fed me. I am studying my Bible and devotionals again and I am making it the most important part of my day and life…” (Woo Hoo!)
or here’s another….
“Cindy, Thank you for this weekend. WOW. I’ve been telling everyone that from the minute you stepped up on that stage you spoke with POWER, conviction, clarity and compassion. Thank you for listening and being obedient to the Spirit. Lives were changed. I have just been brought to tears when I think about this weekend. I am just so grateful….”
And I smile when I think of one woman who said, “Cindy, here is what I want to say to you…” and then she leaned over and planted a huge kiss on my cheek!! What fun 🙂
I wish I could put into words what God did in our midst…but it is so hard to explain. Just know God used YOU and YOUR PRAYERS to change lives for His Kingdom, and I am hubled and grateful (not to mention I never noticed my sore throat even once!)!!
Would you join me as I hand over this beautiful bouquet to the Lord. He is so faithful, good, powerful, and true?! I am in awe of what He is able to do!!
P.S. It may humor you to know that I am typing this with a shower cap on my head covering the all-natural hair “goo” that is in my hair. The lice is back ~ so we’re treating everyone in the home, myself included! 🙂 Lest you think we have risen above the craziness and chaos over here….we’ve not… ~ back to “my reality”, I guess! 🙂