Last month I had the privilege of spending a week at a cottage with a group of ladies. Because I don't work outside of the home I never used to see the value of getting away, but I've grown to cherish this time to escape my daily routine. Even though it was chilly, the morning views were gorgeous!
Last year I was recovering from surgery and only made it to the cottage a couple of days, but this year I was blessed with an entire week!
This group of ladies don't spend much time together as a rule so there's always a lot of news to share. Most of us use this time to catch up on our reading and I was no exception, completing "The Harbinger" and "Ablaze with His Glory" - both books I would highly recommend, plus getting a good start on "Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus," which is also proving to be fabulous! Before you start thinking we were sitting around all day, we also took some long walks, did some kayaking and ended each day with a rousing game of dominoes. (Wild and crazy, aren't we?)
Each year - and sometimes each day - there's a different combination of women. The cottage, with two tiny bedrooms plus a couple beds out in the the porch area, was small. One night we had nine of us there - interesting to say the least! But what it lacked in space it made up for in warmth. The owners were Christians not afraid to share their faith, and everything on the walls was a testimony.
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden...
Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others...
that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." ~ Matthew 5:14-16
Father, I thank you for this time You gave me to relax, spend time with others, and most importantly to spend time with You. Thank you for this witness shouting out from these walls. I pray that all who see it will be drawn to You.
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