Monday, January 1, 2018

Summer "Off-roading"

On my"holiday" I will take time to "catch up on the family blog". I will start with a few  Summer Highlights of personal days planned "off the road. these Include:
 Family getaway,a Church Ladies' Backyard Tea, a mother/ daughter reunion  weekend, A Sunday picnic and an Ohio wedding.

 Adult children are a reward.And a blast.

                           More Put Putting memories made on Hilton Head Island getaway.

                                                     Tea, a drink with bread and jam......

                                                         Re, a drop of golden sun...

                                                                   Miss Andrea.

Miss Etta. 

 A gift, our backyard sanctuary.

                                                                      Miss Tiffany.

     Miss Grace,Etta, Sherilyn and Gracie.

                                      Southern Belles,some friendly,some turning up noses.

                                              Greens for those growing Mrs. Jeana .

                                                                    Mrs. Lori

        Me, a name I call myself...
                                                                         Mrs. Cynthia.

Far above Rubies.

                                                   A woman of virtue,she shall be praised....

              It's Sunday afternnoon, the neighborhood pond is calling,we waltz thru the hay field.

                                                                       China in a basket.

One of the reasons I feel rich.My daughters.My friends.Green meadows in song.

                                                     Fresh waters to splash in. Peach chilled Tea.

Years ago when friends gathered at our house from different states for Deborah's graduation,they  decided they enjoyed each other and wanted to reunite annually. so before we new it the little sisters and mothers were welcomed to join as well! how very wonderful,I thunk of the song we used to sing; "When your friends are my friends,and my friends are your friends,when we all will get together, how happy we'll be!"

This year we came from Ohio ,Georgia and North Carolina and the Kings in Pennsylvania hosted us!

Mrs. Kate King herself with her lovely,hardworking daughters; Anna and Katrina.

Late night talks.

An afternoon in the city.

Older mentoring younger.Younger brightening older.

Back to the King Hay sales farm where the Vintage  barn turned into  a conventional new garage/ event center/ missionary apartment,that we stayed in ,talked and ate all weekend. Just perfect.

                     Then traveling to my niece, Darlene's beautiful wedding in Mt. Hope Ohio.

         Neice Lauren's  soft hand in Grandma's weathered one.Symbolic to, passing on the baton.

Nephews; Jackson and Benjamin communicating.

Pony pastime.

Cherishing our heritage as we seek God on how to integrate it's Truth  into living a  legacy in 2018.
                                                                                                                       Ruth Ann for The Millers

Friday, November 24, 2017

                   Embracing Womanhood 2017

                 Each speaker introduced their topic briefly the first night.
      Naomi,Viv and their drama team (Rosa and Jennifer in this one ) give us our "daily dose of laughter medicine"!

                   Brother Nelson has the opening prayer of dedication for the Conference.
      "One on one with a new friend sharing time" and reuniting with old friends are favorite memories each one cherishes after we all part are ways to our callings again.
            Everyone hearts were warmed and inspired by our Guest speaker, Jackie Kenaston!
                             Speaking life into each other is huge need met for us women.

Registratation and accountant ,Rachel Raber and Gospel Express secretary, Rhonda along with others taking care of much behind the scenes hours of administration.

 Hats off to our daughter, Deborah and The decorating Team who worked hardest the week(s) leading up to the conference!  Deborah found it so rewarding as she saw the first groups of excited ladies streaming thru the  front doors, she looked at me with  tired but gratefully relieved and elated tears , saying" they're actually coming!" Now,signs to be written revealing great menus, where to go for what, etc.The atmosphere is important for theses women who need refreshment and pampering.

                    Sarah sharing on "Shattered Dreams".
When Sarah stretches us to make a new connection and sharing and pray for each other.

                 During the last break Friday afternoon solo time is encouraged with the Lord.

  Photo Booth fun.The Ecclesia group and all they had up their sleeves; Other than red gloves and serenading "one of their own" in the powder room late one night. I was a witness.
                Friday night was open Sharing and Ministry time.
Anointing and prayers for healing.
         Unity in the Spirit. "We felt Your Bond of Love, Lord."            Hallelujah. Grateful for all the time and prayer that was put into our times of Worship and coming before Him.

"Come unto Me, all ye that are weary and heavy laden"...or just come and sit at His feet.
                                        Many behind the scene people cheerfully make it all work.

                   Jackie had her own props and illustrations that made us laugh and open our hearts.

Headaches,Heartaches and Hormones and how our Lord meets us, in them.

As Twila Paris would sing," I never get tired of watching You! Lord.We stood amazed in the Presence of Him who spoke gently, yet very specifically to a multitude of  us women who sought  Him in faith."He is worthy to receive all our praise!"
Ruth Ann Miller saying thank you! for all the help and support from the dear saints at Gospel Express Ministries and Foothills Community Chapel.