Hume Lake March 2010Dan and I attended the annual Firefighters for Christ conference this weekend up at Hume Lake. If you have been following my blog for any length of time you know we go every spring and have gone every year for I think 11 years. We also go up to Hume in the summer for 1-2 weeks and volunteer while the kids go to camp. This particular conference is for adults only though. Every year we battle to get up there. Work schedules, school schedules, sick kids, bad weather, etc. Every year we say,"this is it no more, it's just to far away to expensive and to much trouble to get to." Then every year we pray over our drive and make the 5 hour long journey up to camp. You know the funny the thing is that the minute we get there and we reconnect with our friends who have basically become family over the years all of my anxiety about the kids, the money, the drive all of it just melts away and I realize God has me there for a purpose.
This weekend was no different. The speaker was good and challenged us on a few things in our marriage and in our child rearing. One thing God really spoke to my heart about during one of the lessons was to let go. Release so God is in control. I 'know" that in my heart but how often do we say it our heads on a daily basis? I was really convicted to let things go that Dan and I had already talked about and dealt with. To allow God to work in his heart and not be "naggy" about anything but to lift him up and build Dan up. That also applies to my girls. They know what I expect and they certainly don't need me to harp on them. They need to breath so they can hear the Lord too. God also laid on my heart something that each of the girls have been talking to me about lately and he gently reminded me to help foster those things that are important to the girls in them. Morgan is passionate about praying for her future spouse and allowing God to pick that life mate for her. Ryanne is passionate about praying for people we know that are sick physically. If you need faithful consistent prayer call Ryanne I'm not kidding that kid prays without ceasing. :) I just want to be a faithful steward of what God has loaned me.
So I guess I could have made this shorter but the point is that I love getting away with my husband the couple times a year we sneak away cause God always refreshes me and he honors our time. Thank you Marianne and Andrea for helping us out with the girls, they loved it! :)