Monday, August 19, 2013

What a wonderful meeting we had today!

 

Hello dear Ladies ~ It was so good to see all of you today.  I looked forward to this meeting and came away feeling blessed, encouraged, loved, ready to live another day in God’s tender loving care.

We are so blessed to have this group. God is using Dotti’s vision and ministry to touch hearts.

Our special speaker today was Kathy Caprio. She spoke on how we are valuable and women of worth, because of God’s love for us.

She gave 4 main points:

1. We were created in God’s own image. Genesis 1:27 & 31

2. He knew us before we were born and every day of our life is recorded in his book. Psalms 139:13, 14, 16

3. God loved each and every one of us so much that He gave his only Son, so that anyone who believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16.

4. He adopted us into His own family through Jesus Christ and it gave Him great pleasure to do this. Ephesians 1:5

She then handed out little teddy bears as an example of God’s love to us,  all we have to do is just receive, that’s it. Through God’s love we are made worthy, through Him we have value.

With each teddy bear came a heartfelt hug from her and she received the same from each of us.  It was a very moving talk today, touching hearts. I was truly blessed.

You can click on any photo for a larger view.

Kathy Caprio

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Below are photos from the meeting today.

Sally, our Greeter.

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Ramona and Doreen and the sign up table.

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Sue and Ellie with name tags.

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Joan and Doris arranging flowers.

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Anita and Irma enjoying each other’s company.

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Lunch was delicious as always and lots of good conversation was had by all.

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We are ‘Friends Needing Friends’,

A Special Sisterhood

Selected by God.

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To end this post, I thought I would share with you the bouquet I won as one of the winners in the raffle today. I recut the stems when I got home and put the bouquet in an old green glass vase I’ve had for many, many years.  (My online name is ‘FlowerLady’, thought of for me by my dear husband, because of my love for flowers.)

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And, here’s where my little pink bear from Kathy ended up. You can also see my golden bear from FNF that I received a few months ago as a ‘comfort bear’ since I had recently lost my dear husband of 43 years.

The bears we received today are also reminders to pray for those who have survived breast cancer and for those who have it and are being treated.

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Let us ‘give thanks’ each and every day for our many blessings.

Dear Jesus ~ I want to say thank you right now for the lovely meeting we had today. May we all grow in your love and grace.  May we feel your strength when we are weak, and may we always feel your love and peace flowing through and surrounding us at all times.

Thank you and Amen.

Rainey

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