Last night my husband and I returned from a weekend away from our daily life.
Reality is hard to return to sometimes.
Every Spring we help out with the Family Life Weekend to Remember marriage conference in Omaha. It is awesome...especially if you apply what you learn! We so often don't do that so this year we decided that we do just that.
When Gene called his Dad and told him where we were, he immediately thought our marriage was on the rocks. Gene reassured his Dad that we are okay and that we are just trying to improve our marriage. He prayed for us anyway and kept telling Gene how much he loves his daughter in law!
If you have never attended one of these weekend getaways, I HIGHLY recommend you do. If you can, try to stay at the hotel the conference is being held because when there is break away sessions it's nice to have the option of going to your room. It is for all couples...pre-married, newlyweds, happily married, miserably married...come one come all and believe that God is going to meet you there. It's an incredible experience and we will go till we get it right...so guess we'll be attending every year which would explain why this was our 5th year going. Marriage is tough and in today's world Satan certainly doesn't want us to succeed in this area. There are also gift certificates available in case you want to send someone you love. Also, pastor's and their wives attend for free!
Okay...this week I need you to join with me in celebrating how great our God is! Wednesday, March 25th marks the 1 year anniversary of the YES to GOD blog studies! So hard to believe a whole calendar year has come and gone. Next Tuesday, March 24th we will begin the 5th book of the YES to GOD studies...Micca Campbell's book An Untroubled Heart.
If you will be joining this study then make sure to have chapter 1 read and ready to discuss on your own blog by next Tuesday the 24th. If you have never done a YES to GOD study before, on my sidebar there is a YES to GOD button you can click on for the FAQ's of how it all works. All are welcome to join in at anytime...you will find this is a very relaxed place to meet. You can also sign up for the study on the sidebar.
To celebrate the one year anniversary of YES to GOD each author whose book we have done and are about to do has graciously donated her book as a prize! So each day this week we will be giving away a book a day. All you have to do is leave a comment so that I have a name to draw. Each morning a winner will be announced and a different book given away. Thanks to all the authors who are blessing us with your book...Lysa TerKeurst, Lisa Whittle, Jennifer Rothschild and Micca Campbell!
Today we are giving away Micca Campbell's new book...An Untroubled Heart!
That way if you are joining us in the study next week, but haven't bought the book yet then here is your chance to win yourself a copy! If you have bought the book and you win then you will have the opportunity to either give it away on your blog or pass it on to a girlfriend and ask her to join us on Tuesday's.
You do not have to have a blog to participate.
Micca..thank you so much! Looking forward to this YES to GOD journey with you!
Have a blessed day and we'll see you tomorrow to announce the winner and the next book to be given away! Also...tomorrow will wrap up the wonderful study of Jennifer's book,
Self Talk, Soul Talk.
Incredible book and can't wait to read what you share about how God has changed you between chapter 1 and chapter 11!
See you tomorrow!
If you are going to be joining us for Micca's study...I encourage you to visit her blog, Reflections and introduce yourself. I think that will really encourage her heart. Plus, it's a really awesome blog!