Sunday, March 17, 2019
A WONDERFUL SATURDAY OUT
Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday. I woke up a short time ago and thought I would write this now while I have the time. Sundays are busy days for me.
Yesterday my friends Donna and Carol went with me out to Paradise in Lancaster County to the Paradise Bible Fellowship Church.
I had read on facebook, and then heard from my friend Sharon (hi, Sharon!), about a special day they were having -- a Ladies Luncheon and guest speaker. The speaker was Eleanor Isaacson, an author (among many other things) who lived in Nazi Germany as a child. It sounded so interesting!
I woke up at 3:30 a.m. and couldn't go back to sleep. It figures when I had a long drive in front of me. I knew I would be tired by the end of the day. And I was!
I picked up Carol first and then headed in the opposite direction to pick up Donna. We got on I-95 and headed out to Lancaster. We made good time and got there in an hour and 45 minutes. I was surprised at how empty Route 30 was. I guess people weren't up yet because it sure wasn't empty on the way home.
We met up with Sharon and she introduced us to some of her friends. There were a lot of women there (maybe 80-90) from different BFC churches. I think we came the furthest but I may be wrong.
The food was wonderful. There were six different kinds of homemade soup: potato, creamy vegetable, vegetable beef, gluten and dairy free vegetable, chicken and I don't remember the other one. There were also raw veggies and cute little sandwiches: ham salad, egg salad, tuna salad and chicken salad. Lots of choices of beverages too. And cake and cookies for dessert. I had a bowl of the vegetable beef soup and two sandwiches: ham and egg salad. My stomach has been giving me problems and I didn't want to push it far from home so I left the raw veggies and didn't have dessert. I stuck to drinking water too. But believe me I was full!
The speaker, Eleanor Isaacson, was so good. She spoke for over an hour and if we had stood up and had a stretch, I could have listened to her for another hour. She told so much about her life and what Nazi Germany was like. She had lots of pictures too that were fascinating. And most importantly she clearly presented the Gospel.
The one thing Eleanor emphasized that really stuck with me was that all of our life, good or bad (and who doesn't have some bad in their life) was allowed by God in order to make us into the people we are today. God is in control of all things. If we didn't have bad things happen, we wouldn't know we could count on Him to help us and be with us. I am going to take that with me from now on.
Before we went into the sanctuary for the meeting, she was in the hallway selling copies of her book. Donna and Carol each bought one and had it autographed. I wanted a copy but didn't have any cash on me. Donna bought be a book and gave it to me as a gift for driving out there. That was so sweet of her! It is called Dancing from Darkness. You will see me giving a review of it very soon. I can't wait to start reading it.
We left Paradise around 3:00 p.m. and headed home. It took me three hours before I walked through my front door. Traffic was really bad. I took first Carol and then Donna home before coming home myself.
Joe and Pastor had gone to the Day of Prayer at another BFC church in Allentown. He had a wonderful day also. I was home about 10 minutes before he showed up. We had fun sharing with each other all we had experienced.
And now it's another day of worship and praise. I am going to get off of here so I can do what I need to before leaving for church. I hope you all have a blessed day.