Awesome Women

I had lunch today with eight brilliant, lovely, women. We sat in a Chinese restaurant and ate from a yummy buffet and enjoyed each other’s company. We laughed and swapped stories.

We heard about one trip to Las Vegas with lavish shows, awesome malls, and family love. We listened to the plans of an upcoming wedding from a groom’s mom. We heard about a house on the market and an impending move. We heard about a child in need of a new start for a school.

We heard about the testing and treatments options for a terrible illness for one of our group. We listened to her praise our God for his goodness in her life, the peace He has provided in the midst of much medical uncertainty. And yet with God, there is no uncertainty. His truth is real. His peace is real. His love is real.

We plotted and planned future get-togethers and activities to share together.

I love these women. And I love the God who binds us together.

Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12

Summer Gal in Winter

I’m a misplaced seasonal gal.

I love the end of spring, the entire summer and the beginning of autumn.

I love the warmth of the sun and the bright sunny skies that accompany the heat.

And when the cold winds blow through north Texas, I learn to cope.

I wear fuzzy slippers and socks around the house. I wear layers of shirts, sweaters with an tank under it all. I have been known to get dressed and then put my robe on top. I gravitate towards hot soup for meals. I move chairs to sit in sun puddles if they stream through a window. I keep my leather heated seats in my car on “high”. I surround myself with warm, spring colors.

I must force myself out the door to walk in the cooler temps but when its 94 degrees at 9 pm at night, I don’t mind so much.

And even now, in Texas where the temperatures have been mild, I’m longing for spring. Blooming flowers. Green leaves. Sunny skies. Warmth.

May his name endure forever;
may it continue as long as the sun.
All nations will be blessed through him,
and they will call him blessed.

Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel,
who alone does marvelous deeds. Psalm 72:17-18