A few weeks ago we had our annual ladies conference at church. It always is a huge event that takes weeks of preparation and planning. As usual, the week before was busy with decorating and getting everything just right for the one day when ladies can come relax, have fun, and be encouraged. School was cut short the Friday before so we could decorate the hallway, and many people spent hours paying attention to minor details such as putting candies in the ladies restrooms, and putting signs out so the masses would know where to go.
The day finally arrived and I watched as the guys helping out kept pulling out more and more chairs as more and more ladies came. All in all there were over 400 ladies there that day and that is the most we have ever had! Everything went smoothly, which is a huge blessing when it comes to that many people in the building. My oldest son helped out during the day and on the way home he told me an amazing story that I thought would be worth sharing on here. He had helped hand out lunch boxes they had put together that morning, and they knew they had 340 boxes. About 35 ladies attended the pastors' wives luncheon so they did not need a box.
"Mom," he told me, "I know we had 340 boxes, but somehow we fed 380 ladies and we still had seven left over!"
I was so blessed to know that my son got to witness a miracle that day, just like the little boy with the five loaves and two fish. He got to see God's hand in the events of the day and had a glimpse of how real God really is.
In closing, I want to share the offertory I played along with a young violinist, one of my old flute students, and a young lady who played the piano. It was a Christmas theme for the conference so the song we chose was called "Christmas Suite", a combo of a few songs for the theme. I hope you enjoy it and maybe you will hear it again in December! God bless!