Good afternoon dear ladies ~ I hope you all had a lovely Easter.
The week before Easter is always a time of reflecting on what Jesus did for us, when he died on the cross. He was innocent, He took on our sins, shed his blood, was in agony, all for us. His last words were ‘it is finished’. He paid the price and we have been set FREE. Our sins are washed away.
Easter day is a day of rejoicing because our Jesus rose from the grave. Now we look forward to life eternal spent with Him in a place more beautiful and wonderful than we can even imagine.
Our Easter meeting luncheon down south here was a time of celebration and joy. Dotti has told us on more than one occasion ‘to leave our baggage at the door’. Our meetings are times of love, encouragement and happiness. Monday’s meeting was a happy one as you will see by the photos.
In Ecclesiastes we read:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
This is what we try to do each month.
We had an Easter hat competition and somehow I missed getting a photo of the lady who ended up being the winner of the most beautiful hat. I apologized to her and asked her to bring her hat next month so that I can take a photo of her. If I missed anyone else I apologize to you here, oops, I just realized I did miss someone else, she didn’t have a hat though, so I don’t feel as bad. I still apologize though.
We also had another great guest speaker, from the States Attorney’s office, Bill Minton. He spoke on white collar crime ~ fraud, financial and theft. We learned a lot and really appreciate his time and tips to help us be aware.
Sue D. also gave a great talk about the persistent widow. Something we all need to be, so as not to be taken advantage of.
Now here are the happy photos.
I think Ramona’s hat won for the most original.
Her hat was like a wrong side out Easter basket. The front eggs spelled egg and the back eggs spelled centric, eggcentric.
Eccentric = unconventional and slightly strange. Really cute!!
This was the funny hat, if I remember correctly.
Look at the cute color co-ordinated purse.
Here we have Josie the head hostess for our luncheon.
Thank you Josie for the work you and your ladies do.
Here’s a group shot.
I’ll end this post with the next two photos. Ramona made up these sweet jelly bean gift bags with the ‘jelly bean prayer’, which was enjoyed by everyone. Not just the jelly beans, but the prayer. So meaningful.
Thank you all for coming out and growing in God’s grace with us. We had a great time. We look forward to seeing you all next month.
Have a lovely week ~ Rainey