Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thank you Lord! One step closer!

Well as promised, I am writing to update you on how the council meeting went at our Rural Municipal office!!  We thank God for answered prayers!  We thank you for standing in the gap on our behalf – and on behalf of Women Refreshed at the Well ministry.  I would be lying if I said I was not nervous.  You sit there and they have your future in your hands – with a yes or a no vote!!  But then again, they didn’t stand a chance with God on our side, and this is HIS Vision – his ministry.
So, we were there, and asked to answer a few questions.  We left at about 7:30 – relieved that it was over and very thankful that we found favor in the eyes of council!
Lord, we thank you!  We thank you for going before us – for helping us to find favor.  This is your plan Lord – and we are only your conduits.  Thank you for everything you have done and are going to do! We love you and praise your name!!
Great are you Lord!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Please pray that we will find favor in their eyes tonight!

I am sitting here at home, with a couple verses running through my mind and over my heart.  BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.  BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING BUT IN ALL THINGS WITH PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION LET YOUR REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN TO GOD.
Sorry, I may have quoted that a little off, not sure ~ but the reality is I know why God laid those on my heart just minutes ago.  You see ~ tonight is the night that we hear whether or not the Rural Municipality that we are moving into (Lord Willing) will grant our requests or not.
We had to take our information to them ~ the plans, the site plan, letters and reasons why we want to do what we are asking them to grant!  And  almost $500 per request.  ($1000 total)
We had to do that three weeks prior to their council meeting, which is tonight at 7.
We had to do this, as the plans that Jerald and we have been pouring over, are plans to first of all build a “barn” and then next summer to build the “house”.
And, the thing is ~ the barn is bigger and higher than they allow.  And the house, in order to do the ministry, we need to apply for the bed and breakfast permits.  And, under that ~ they allow 2 bedrooms for use as B&B.  We are planning for 5.  (Jerald had wondered why I picked 5 vs 6 for instance ~ and all I can say is that 5 is the number that God gave to me for the max number of women at any one time for retreat)
So ~ tonight we find out if we are permitted to do both requests.  Once granted – we can begin to build.  Flip side ~ if not granted, we lose the money that accompanied the request, and there is no appeal.  SO…. “Joy, be anxious for nothing…”
This is HIS Vision ~ and we are just the vessel God is using to do it.  We are trusting Him to move their hands on this one and we have been asking our friends to pray!
So, please pray that we will find favor with the council tonight!  I will let you know later!
Be anxious for nothing!  Lord God ~ ruler over all things ~ you are the one who laid this Vision on my heart, and have entrusted it to us to bring to fruition.  Lord, I am anxious,  perhaps I am “council shy” in some ways, but I ask for peace as we go tonight and sit in on the meeting.  I also ask Lord, that you would help us to find favor in their eyes.  Lord, this is your Vision ~ I have absolutely no doubt of that ~ so I know that you are in control.  Not me.  Lord ~ we give you all the honor and the glory!  Amen.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

~Come And See ~~Walk And Pray ~

We would like to invite YOU to a: Come and See ~ Walk and Pray event at the future site of Women Refreshed at the Well!!
WHEN:  Sunday, September 13th from 3-5 pm
WHERE:  the land right next to the church (Corpus Christi) at 5819 Henderson Hwy.  We do not have a number sign yet, but it will be marked!!
WHAT:  we would like to give you the opportunity to come and see where we are Lord willing, planning to build and where the ministry will operate from.  When you come, you will be invited to walk and pray!  And then, make sure to pull your lawnchair around the fire and enjoy a cup of coffee and some refreshements and fellowship. 
WHAT TO BRING:  a lawnchair, and good walking shoes.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!  It will be a day of blessing the ministry and the land!
If you need more info – feel free to email us at

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Unexpected gifts from God!

Well ~ God works in mysterious ways and gives “gifts” to us from time to time. I love that. One of the unexpected gifts I have experienced lately is the interview I had with Angeline Schellenberg with Christian Week.  Long story short ~ through Ashley (my daughter) working at the Canadian Conference office and talking about Women Refreshed at the Well ~ someone she works with told Angeline that perhaps it was an idea for a story for Christian Week.  And, sure enough, Angeline and I met and talked. Okay, I talked. For two hours. Yep, it is such an exciting story!!
I love talking about the Vision and what God has done since 2000. She seemed very interested in the story too. So, it will be in the September edition which will come out the last week in August. This, is a gift from God, and I am so thankful. I just continue to see how God’s heart just beats and beats for women! If only we all knew and lived in the love that he has for us ~ even though I KNOW it, so often I just forge on ahead without him. Not sure why! Guess it doesn’t matter whether we are women or men ~ we all often try to be self-sufficient.
Anyhow ~ this conversation we had over coffee at Mountain Bean ~ it was a gift and Lord ~ I thank you for these unexpected surprises.
Stay tuned ~ and watch for the September edition.