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Monday, February 9, 2009

Peaceful Weekend

The past weekend was one of those that just renews and refreshes you. I've felt much more peace lately and I'm just soaking that all in. It's incredible to feel such a newness in my spirit and to feel so light and burden free. I'm not exactly sure what's changed in me, but I know God had something to do with it ;-).

Friday my mom and I spent some time together after she had her taxes prepared. It was a nice relaxed time including a quilt shop and Lowes. RL and I started off our night with a dinner sponsored by our youth at church. They were showing Fireproof following the dinner, but we decided not to stay since we'd already seen the movie. We then did a bit of shopping and went to see another movie at the theater. The movie we saw wasn't that great, but it was just nice to have a date night out. We didn't get home till around 1am, but it was so nice just to have fun together.

Saturday we had planned on going out of town to get RL's eyes examined and for some shopping, however we were unable to find an office that would see RL. So we decided to just sleep in and spend the day close to home. Since it was so amazingly beautiful and warm, we decided to take a drive and spend some time out and about. On a whim we decided to drive down to a local lake. By the time we got there the sun was starting to set on the water. It was so gorgeous. I wish I had taken my camera. I took a few shots right before we left with my cell phone. The sun was just setting over the mountains. Ahhh, what a peaceful setting.

Sunday I had the typical church day. That afternoon was my first meeting as a member of the women's core leadership team. I haven't written about this yet, but recently I was placed on this team. I agreed to a 2 year term and will be working closely with the ladies ministry, both in the church and in the community. I’m both excited and anxious about what that will mean for my future in ministry.

And here's a few pictures of my Saturday at the lake. You can see a bit of new hair cut too.

I really like how relaxed we both look in these pictures. I'm seeing new facebook photos, don't you?


P.S. A prayer request....I'm contemplating starting a neighborhood women's bible study. It has been on my mind for months, but I haven't given any real serious thought to it. I'm now praying about it and seeing if this is something that I should pursue.


Hippie Housewife said...

Those are such pretty pictures. :) I am so glad to hear you're feeling that sense of peace and newness. I had just been praying for you and then came here and saw your entry - it was wonderful to read. Your date night sounds fun.

Melody said...

Thanks for your prayers Cynthia. That means the world to me.

Daniel's Mom said...

I am glad ya'll had such a good time. I miss our date nights we used to have pretty regular and being able to just go where and when we want. :) The pics are great! Ya'll are so cute together and I love your hair cut!

Korey said...

I'm glad you had such a relaxed weekend, and your hair cut is cute! Did you guys go to Lake Junaluska? I love that place :) Obviously I'm biased though, haha. You will continue to be in my prayers!

Melody said...

Actually we went to Nottley Dam in Northern GA. It's a lot closer to us than Lake Junaluska. I would have rather been at Lake Junaluska though. It's one of my favorite places in the whole world. Whenever we renew our wedding vows, we plan to do it there.

Linda said...

Melody, you have such a peaceful glow on your face! Praise The Lord!
Praying for You!

Love Ya!

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