I cannot take credit for today's blog title! Is brought to you by my mom, Sue! Poor mother! Almost every Saturday morning at 7am she gets an ear-full from her first born as I call to check in with the intent of seeing how all is going with her and daddy! (Don't worry all of you nite-owls, she is always up and watches the clock for my call!) The tables always turn as she inquires of my past week, the weekend and what all is on my schedule for the upcoming week! She can never keep up with my many locations, jobs, events, and activities that I have going, nor can I for that matter! I don't expect anyone to!! Yet she listens and I unload! She is in the same boat! Always something going on! We shared conversation of a busy life and the prayer request of strength and sustainability.
Service and volunteering run deep in my family!
The week was full as I was recuperating from past events and getting ready for the Ministry Mixer hosted by Beth Townsend and The BR Christian Life Magazine! This event gave ministries and organizations from the greater Baton Rouge area the opportunity to network and share with those attending, a one-minute synopsis of our ministry.
Ok, so there you have a small portion of the past week! So what's with the title May Day! Mayday! you ask?
Back to my story and visit with mother on the phone...! As usual, I was listing off all of the reasons why I wasn't coming up to see them anytime soon because my plate is too full. "On top of it all..." I told her, "It's my turn to blog and I haven't a clue what to write!" She immediately responded with May Day! Mayday! "I love it!" I exclaimed, while exploding with laughter! Clever! Yes, I can relate to this and so can everyone else! Today as I am writing...it's May 1, 2016. May Day! Y'all, summer is right around the corner! Hang in there...especially if you are a teacher! Only 3 weeks left!
I don't know, there just seems to be something exciting about the end of May. I guess it's the end of one season and the beginning of another for me! I already have a list a mile long of things to accomplish and before I can blink...poof!...it will be fall again! Yikes! I know...Sherry...take it one day at a time! But we have so many cool things happening!!(smiley face)
So I want to expound a little on this May Day Mayday! I hear it around me eveeerrrryywhherrree! Cries of distress! A longing for help! So much to finish in the next 3 weeks! NO, 2 weeks! ....for tomorrow! Will I get it finished? Will I live? If I can just hang on....! Thoughts of past blogs haunt me...Breathe!...Winter's Rest, One Small Word...I think I need a retreat! Seriously! I'm guessing you'd like one too! or are you thinking that you don't have time for a luxury like that?!
It's Soul Care, people!
Most importantly, only you can take care of that!
It's not a luxury...it's a necessity!
The mission of Restore Ministries is to offer you just the moments you are so desperately and internally screaming to gain. We can offer you the place and opportunity but you must make the move to grab hold. We have heard your cries of over-whelming stress, unavailable weekends away, feelings of a malnourished soul and stagnant prayer life. We want to offer you A Feast for Your Soul. This year, we are offering three individual day-away events: A Feast for Your Soul - 3 Course Series, Come - Bow - Worship. Our heart is to help you pursue an intimate relationship with The King as we learn how to humble ourselves before His presence and honor Him as Sovereign. Come - will be held Saturday, July 16th. During this women's Tea/Luncheon, we will explore the invitation from the Father to Come into His presence. On Saturday, November 12th, we Bow our hearts and spirits in a day-away of prayer and lunch at the beautiful Solomon Retreat Center. Saturday, February 4th offers men, women and families a glorious evening with dessert as we culminate in Worship incorporating the Arts. (Go to the Menu for more information on these events)
I know first hand how a busy life can rob you of your joy, rest, and peace. Deep within you cry "Mayday Mayday!"
At the booth last Tuesday, women kept telling me of their need for restoration, rest, and refocus. Their eyes were weary, shoulders slumped at the weight of their burdens and speech told of a heavy heart. Sound familiar? They lingered in the beauty of the booth. I had soft music playing, flowers, and the scent of fresh linen graced the air! It was a tiny reflection of our Restore Retreats. God has uniquely called me and Kathy to this ministry of soul care. It's important to pull away from rush of your busy life. We seek to minister creatively to the heart and spirit by providing opportunities to soak in the richness of God’s Word, His beauty, Worship and the Arts. It is our prayer that you will join us and experience the transforming work of grace and restoration that the Lord wants to do in your life.
He (God) will restore YOUR soul and guide YOU in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Ps. 23:3
May Day - May 1st is known as a day for festivals, cake, dancing, and flowers! A celebration of beauty! Today, or this month, would be a great time to step into the beauty of God's creation and feast on a little appetizer of His love, His forgiveness, and peace! Hang in there! You can make it to your deadline!
Turn your Mayday, Mayday plea into May Day glee!
Be sure to put us on your calendar and go ahead and sign up for the July date! Invite a friend to join you. Also be sure to watch the website and Facebook for more Restore Opportunities!
Encouraging us all to RESTORE,
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