Monday, May 5, 2008

Just In Case You Missed Reading About My Exciting Life...

I decided I had better come home from the ladies retreat yesterday. But since the 7 or 8 people that actually read this blog are mostly homeschooling mothers (less my father-in-law who is my favorite loyal fan; I cannot believe I have not bored him to tears by now), I knew you would understand if I did not post anything straight away.

The weekend was great. There was lots of singing, praying, eating, talking and of course, crying. Why is it when I am with a group of sisters I cry the "ugly, scrunched up face, nose running, bloodshot eyes" cry and not the demure "pat of the eye with my hankie as a perfectly formed tear quietly slips out" cry? Because these women make you get raw. The topic was "Identity In Christ" and it made me think. A lot.

I realize that I have a lot of identities and they all have been coming before the one that pegs me as a follower of the One Most High. I should be wrapped in that identity like a cashmere sweater, except for me lately it has been tucked into the back pocket of my jeans. And thrown in the washer. And dryer. And comes out quite crinkly and faded. It's time to change things quite a bit.



We sang this hymn several times this weekend; it has always been one of my favorites. The girls and I downloaded quite a few versions from itunes today and sang it over and over. It was cute to watch C'sa try and keep up. She tried her hardest even though she preferred to sing the theme song from Enchanted instead (which we also did several times).


6 comments:

Mrs. Sam said...

Sounds like you were moved sister! I love this song...beautiful!

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful hymn. I had never heard it before. I thought I knew all the hymns! :)

Susie said...

Oh, Angel! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful weekend! You needed that, huh? I love this hymn so much! (It's esp. nice sung by a British choir *wink*) It took me back in time a few years to when I lived there! Thanks for sharing it and about your weekend!!!! :o)

Jamie said...

Ha, my kiddos sing the Enchanted song too! So glad you had such a wonderful and refreshing weekend!

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing -- sounds like a fantastic weekend. I love the hmyn, too. I had never heard that before.

Renae said...

This first came through my reader as a blank post whenever that was. (yesterday?) Anyway, I had a chuckle. I thought you were trying to be funny. :D