Saturday, September 26, 2015

Summer Was Here for a Minute, Already into Fall ~

It was just summer, I look up and Fall has arrived!!

It has been a very busy September to be sure.
I kept meaning to sit down and blog, it just never happened.
Busy with Ms. Khloe and little Ellery, the time flies by.

I stepped down from the Women's Ministry Team, freed myself up to
take some classes, I do love the study of my faith.

On Monday evenings I'm taking a class called The Way of the Heart, taught by the Pastor of my Church.
Course Description:  
The Way of the Heart Course is designed to be a robust and extended training in the Christian life.  It is an eight-month experiential, communal, and theological journey into the depths of our call to participate in the Triune life of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  It is the intent of this course to see our individual stories as sharing in not only the stories of others but the grand story of God Himself, and this will be accomplished through in depth reflection on the Christian life, open and honest sharing, and a furthering of the prayer life.
Big commitment but I'm loving it!

On Tuesday mornings I am taking my very first BSF class, (Bible Study Fellowship) and I'm very excited about it. The study is of the book of Revelation. I believe a seven or eight month commitment as well.

On Tuesday evenings Bob and I are back with our original Small Group doing a study on the book of Hebrews. So happy to be back with our old friends.

Whew....little overwhelming to see it all laid out together....

I have also been on the journey of planning (along with an amazing team), 
Women's retreat for the last 6 or so months.
The First weekend of October is the big event and I sense it's going to be awesome.
It's such a blessing to be a part of blessing the women of our church with a weekend away from  their responsibilities of home. A time where they can actually retreat, relax enjoy the hot springs, pool, or taking some long naps!  We also have an amazing speaker lined up, Carol Hopson, who spoke to us last year and was very well received.

Not gonna lie, I will be glad when the weekend arrives,
and glad to have another one in the books and behind me.
The two weeks leading up to the event is full of last minute details,
Little bits of stress here and there, all the while hoping we haven't forgotten a thing!

 I haven't managed to get to enjoying all of your blogs as much as I would like...
maybe October will allow more time to visit you and to blog my thoughts.
(Seems I said this last month?)

This life is a journey glad to be on it with each of you !
It's what echos from my heart today....


  1. It's always so good to see you here, Debi.

    I know you're going to enjoy this new schedule, and hopefully the weekend
    session will be all you want and need it to be. I'm actually kind of jealous. :)

    God bless you, sweet friend. And, just post when you can. We're always
    here for you!


  2. It was good to catch up with you some and hear what you've been up to. What an awesome schedule you have got set up for yourself. I think that is just wonderful and I look forward to hearing about the Lord teaches you through these studies and ministries. Praying all goes well for your women's week-end. I too have seen first hand what detail goes into one of these week-ends that bless so many and I know you will do a wonderful job. Blessings and joy to you!

  3. It is nice to have time where you can focus on broader areas ... good for you keeping up all the studies in God's word!

  4. WOW! you will be doing a boatload of Bible studying for sure. BSF alone is a lot besides adding two others to it. Pray it will be a spiritually enriching time for you and I know it will. Blessings abundant to you on your Bible adventures!

  5. You have a full schedule in the months ahead! All good though...digging into God's word and fellowshipping with others on the journey. Wishing you a wonderful autumn...and lots of fun times with your grands!

  6. Very busy time for you, but all for the Lord. Glad hubs is retired so he can enjoy too.

  7. What could be better, than studying in depth, the character of our great God! You are a busy lady, and it seems to me, that your ladies retreat will certainly be something that will bless everyone! I hope you share bits of it with us. It was so good to visit here again.