The story is told of a lady who radiated joy and grace even while going through great suffering and trials. When asked how she kept such a positive attitude, she related this parable.
There is a meadow where 2 creatures are flying over head. One is a buzzard looking for dead, disgusting things to eat, and the other is a butterfly looking for beautiful flowers and sweet nectar to eat. Each finds what it is looking for in the very same meadow.
So began our Ladies Retreat for 2019 titled “Butterflies and Buzzards”, featuring lessons by Heather Hahn, who came to us from Lake Houston Church of Christ, Texas.
During these two days of retreat, Heather shared lessons on being a butterfly in hard times, with our children, in our relationships, and in our health. Using key scriptures from Romans, 1st and 2nd Corinthians, Proverbs, Psalms and others, Heather provided practical and scriptural advice on how to become more positive and encouraging like the butterfly looking for beautiful flowers in the story.
The Retreat also gave the ladies opportunities to sing hymns, share in several delicious meals together and connect with each other, free from the normal interruptions of daily schedules.
We express our gratitude to Heather and all who contributed to the 2019 Ladies Retreat. We were blessed and challenged by the lessons to become the transformed butterflies God can use to fulfill his purposes.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28