Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Week that Was


Warning---do not read if you are sick and tired of s-n-o-w. Our week began with several days of dire warnings about the huge snowstorm headed our way. Before the first flakes began falling I believe all the local stores were out of milk and bread.We did end up with a foot of snow on Tuesday, but most of the roads were plowed and passable by Wednesday and life went on. Kiska was very curious about the snow and every time we opened the door to the deck she had to check it out. She made it to the grill and then couldn't figure out how to get back in without touching that darned cold snow.
 
Every February our Women's Ministry hosts a conference at the church. They did a fabulous job transforming the narthex into a fun, welcoming atmosphere.

 
 
I loved the prayer wall--baskets of silver Sharpies were available for anyone who wanted to add their prayer.
 
We had the opportunity to provide donations to a local transitional living facility or funds towards buying sewing machines or solar powered laptop computers for our partners in Malawi.
Jenny Simmons and her band performed several songs and she shared inspirational stories and insights. Sorry, I took only one photo and it's pretty blurry, but if you ever have the chance to hear her speak or sing you are in for an amazing evening. She can bring it!


7 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

LOL....That poor kitty looks absolutely "frozen" in terror!!! Those southern cats! ;o) I feel like every post I do is "white...." I am so weary of it already....and the sad thing is, our snowiest months are yet to come. Great job at making the conference area look festive and "unwhite!" Love the prayer board..... Hope things are well....I so appreciate your visits.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Raggedy Creations said...

Your Kiska looks petrified. Such a wonderful expression on her face.

lilraggedyangie said...

Roberta, I am sick of winter however it sure is pretty as is your kitty...the conference looks like a wonderful gathering...stay warm...Hugs lil raggedy Angie

annie said...

love your header photo!
sorry you have had to endure too, wow what a winter.
but your conference looks like springtime! good for you all!

Julie Zakrzewski said...

Hi Roberta,
I must confess I do NOT miss seeing snow and am so sorry for everyone having such a tough winter!! Your beautiful kitty looks like she agrees with me......Brrrr!
The conference looks like a lovely time and I love the chalkboard wall...so clever!
Stay warm!
Sending warm hugs~
Julie

moosecraft said...

Yes... I'm tired of snow here... but the pic of Kiska is priceless! Kiska looks so "freaked out" by the snow... thanks for the giggles! I can imagine her hopping around trying to avoid touching it! :-)

Jerrilynn said...

I love the applique heart header at the top of your blog and I'd love to pin it. Do you know where I can find it as a pic instead of a background so that it will pin on Pinterest?