Several years ago I heard a National speaker share a story about his mother who had Alzheimer’s. He would faithfully visit her and eventually she passed away. At her memorial service he saw a woman who was sobbing uncontrollably. He made his way over and sat next to her, giving her time to regain control of her emotions. Then he gently said to her, “This woman must have meant a lot to you.” She nodded, “I was her nurse and every morning as I brought her breakfast, she would say, ‘Did anyone ever tell you how beautiful you are?’”
The nurse had embraced the woman’s kind words and they became the basis for her self-worth. As the elderly woman died, so did the nurse’s self worth.
It is so easy to let someone else determine our worth. Without knowing it we give other people the power to say who we are. In God’s eyes this woman’s worth did not change one little bit. Her loved her just as much before as He did now.
Psalms 139:14(LB) reminds us that He has gone to great lengths to make us an unique and special. “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous and how well I know it.” That tells me I am a Designer’s special.
Max Lucado says, God can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart. Face it, friend. He’s crazy about you. At the Wow, Women of Worth Christian Retreat you will discover just how much God loves you. Join us at the Painted Turtle on November 2. You will be glad you did.
WOW, Women of Worth Christian Retreat, began as the hearts of four inspired women, Yvette Emard, Terilee Harrison, Nancy Burroughs, and Linda Olson came together to share their dreams. It became clear that this was God-inspired and He continued to confirm His hand upon it. One of the confirmations came as the Painted Turtle graciously opened up their doors to this event. It is the perfect environment of serenity and healing.
Each of the featured speakers, Terilee Harrison, Nancy Burroughs and Linda Olson have climbed a rugged terrain over many years and found the peace, serenity and love that only God can bring. Their stories will inspire, uplift, and empower you to rise to a new level.
WOW, Women of Worth Christian Retreat is presented by The Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley. The inaugural WOW Retreat will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:00a.m.- 4p.m. at The Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes, CA. It will be a day of teaching, healing, serenity and praise with featured speakers Terilee Harrison, Nancy Burroughs and Linda Olson.
Tickets are only $29.00 and include an experience of serenity, healing, lunch, teaching materials and a goodie bag. Proceeds benefit the Painted Turtle.