Wednesday, May 02, 2007

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Well, I went and did it this time. It's something I've wanted to do for quite a while, but now I'm afraid I'm going to regret it. As most of you know, I am a golfer (if thats what you want to call it) and I golf on a womans league. I've done this for 3 years now. Once a month we have a meeting and eat something. We take turns bringing different dishes. At the beginning of these meetings I have always felt something was missing. Maybe it's my upbringing, or going to church meetings, but I always felt a prayer would be a good way to start before we ate. We have so much to be thankful for - our health that we are able to go out and golf, good friends, good food etc... Well, when the part of the meeting came up for 'new' business, I made a suggestion that we start this. A few people nodded their heads, a few encouraging remarks were heard, so the president asked if I wanted to make it a motion. I said yes, she called for 'all in agreement raise your hands', hands went up, "any objections?" no one said anything, someone 2nd it and now it will be a part of our meetings. Oh, my regret? I forgot to mention this slight detail....before it was finalized, it was a part of the agreement that I be the one to lead everyone in prayer. Agh! I am not good at leading prayer. I know a few people who are very blessed with the ability to do this, my sister especially, but not me. Wish me luck.

Speaking of prayer, I'm not sure if this was her intent, but the video playing is very similar to a prayer written by Mother Teresa. You can read it here.

The picture above is hanging over my mantle. It was painted by my daughter.


Susie said...

The painting is beautiful! Such talent.
The prayer idea is a good one. I believe God will help you find the words...

chesneygirl said...

Good luck with the prayer thing... that is one thing the I am not comfortable doing. AT ALL!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this song... I think it has surpassed Independence Day" as my "all-time favorite" Martina song!

Libby said...

pat-beautiful picture! talent runs in the family, right?

Monique said...

Well I sure have some catching up to do in blog land. I feel your pain -- I stink at leading prayer! I do a weekly bible study with my sister in law and in a year and half, I've only led the prayer twice. I always make her do it. Shame on me!!