Thursday, March 29, 2012

WOW! Has it really been that long?

Wow!!  Has it really been that long?  When I looked at the date that I last wrote on the blog, I honestly thought something was wrong with the website!   But, no...........I have simply not updated my blog since January 11.  Between blogging for the church website, writing articles for GLife, and continuous interaction on Facebook, I have simply not been very diligent in keeping my personal blog updated.    So, here January we were very busy with the C2C (Connect to the Cause) Campaign here at LFA!    The Cause is all about making a difference.  It is about relationships, authenticity, and connection. 
 It's about connecting people to God!  
It is the springboard for the Compassion Ministry that LFA is launching in 2012.

  The first part of February we were in Orlando, Florida for the National Institute of Christian Living with Dr. Mark Rutland, President of ORU.   The middle of February we were in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the Greater Things Conference.  Since we were already in Louisiana, Gary and I decided to go visit my brother, Rick and his wife Maxine for a few days.  We had such a great time!   As Gary put it, "we were there to eat Maxine's cooking and visit."  Gary enjoyed the red beans and rice and the gumbo that Maxine made!  Although I couldn't eat it with all the wonderful spices that Maxine uses,  I certainly did my share of visiting!  We had such a GREAT time in their home. I Love them SO MUCH!
In March, I enjoyed taking my Girlfriend's Task Force on a Retreat to Coyote Ranch, in Wichita Falls, Texas.  I enjoyed the fun, fellowship and ministry time shared with these awesome women!   They serve alongside me in the Girlfriends Ministry.  Each one of them are gifted in so many ways.  They bless my life personally and they bring so much to the table as we minister to the women of  LFA!    
We are looking forward to a great year with the GIRFLRIENDS of LFA!   

This past week we again attended the National Institute of Christian Leadership with Dr. Mark Rutland at ORU in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   We are so grateful to our Pastor and Church Board for giving us this opportunity.  I am so thankful that my health is improving and that we are able to continue our education through the NICL.   We are learning so much! 

I am in the middle of planning our next Girlfriend's event which is coming up on April 20! 
I can't help but reflect on where I was this time last year. 
I weighed 112 lbs, I was bald, I had pretty much lost my voice and 
I was struggling to make it through the day. 
This is what I blogged on this day 1 year ago:

"I continue to be blessed by so many of you through Text, Facebook messages, e-mails, cards, etc. Although I may not be able to talk with you, my heart melts with love and appreciation for the continued love and support that me and my family have received from all of you!"

Today, my heart is full and running over!  
  • I have gained weight (thanks to all of the Oreo Blizzards and Mixes)
  •  My hair has COME BACK (curly, and I love it:) 
  • My voice is back (maybe not as strong as it use to be, but it's all good) 
  •  I am able to work a full day (most of the time:)
  • I am able to walk 1 mile (and sometimes 2) 

1 comment:

Barbara Willey said...

Love the Pratt family. Praise God for your healing and continued good health and ministry. If you come to the east coast PLEASE look us up.
Barry and Barb