faith, friends, prayer

Refreshed . . .

Well …

The conference started on a lovely note.

 I had just arrived in my  hotel room when I heard the phone ring.

“This is the front desk calling.” a voice said. “We have a delivery  for  Kathie MacPhee.”

“I’ll be right down” I answered. I got into the elevator and headed down the three flights to the lobby. As the elevator door opened, I caught sight of the front desk. There, sitting on the counter, was the most beautiful bouquet of long-stemmed red roses – a dozen gorgeous blooms. Nestled among them, was a sweet lovenote from my husband.

I’m still glowing! 🙂

The rest of the conference did not disappoint. It was a lavish banquet of …

  • inspiring messages
  • passionate worship
  • laughter
  • sweet reunions with dear friends
  • laughter
  •  good food
  • laughter
  •  a candle lit hospitality room offering herbal teas, flavoured coffees and hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and peppermint bits
  • laughter
  • and even complimentary  hand massages!

These ladies know how to put on a good conference!

Did I mention how much we laughed?

Oh my …

The morning after the conference I woke up with two lines of a song that we sang running through my mind. They are still there – I’m captivated by them. Even as I type these words, my throat tightens and my eyes fill with tears.

“… Break my heart for what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your Kingdom’s cause…”

It’s my prayer and the cry of my heart.

and yet I wonder – at what cost?

Can I?

I know that in myself, I’m not able.

To be totally honest, I’m not always even willing.

I fail. I’m afraid.

Yet, I am calling out to the Lord,

I want this. It’s my deep desire.


I love the bridge in this song!


5 thoughts on “Refreshed . . .

  1. Islandsparrow says:

    It is a powerful prayer Susanne – there’s no telling where a prayer like that will take us.I know exactly what you mean Lovella – it takes faith like Abraham who laid his Issac on the altar. And yet, we do it knowing whom we trust. But it takes courage – just like Ellen writes. Good thing He is willing to give us courage to follow.


  2. How lovely. Your weekend sounds like it was refreshing and challenging. It is scary to pray that prayer. I’m asking God for the courage to be a wholehearted follower of His…


  3. Kathie, how incredibly wonderful. I loved the surprise from your husband. Wow, how could the weekend go bad after that?About your hearts cry . .I hear you and I voice the same thing. I think often my fear is that total submission would mean someone I love dearly would be involved in the test I would face . .does that make any sense?


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