I signed up for the ladies brunch at our church without knowing basically anything about it. I signed myself up and offered for Sister to work with the GA's. I had no idea what I was doing, but let me tell you, I'm SO glad that I did it!
Apparently the traditions of the Womens brunch began at Biltmore Baptist, another big church in our area for those who are not familiar with it. Somehow it changed hands and trickled down to French Broad, but there were lots of Biltmore Baptist members in attendance, so they are still coming :) The brunch consists of tables being decorated and hosted by ladies of the church. The tables were amazing.. they all held the particular taste of each hostess, and it was SO much fun looking at all of the tables!!
Sister is a part of the GA's (Girls in Action) at the church, it is a girls bible study group that meets on Wednesdays. She LOVES this group! they also do a lot of service activities, and this was one for them to work. They helped seat the ladies as they came into the room, distribute door prizes, and then they got to sit in a seat, get a hostess gift and enjoy the food and the speaker! She really enjoyed it! Bella along with three other youth group members kept the younger kids in the nursery while their Mommies or grandma's enjoyed the brunch. It was wonderful!
A few of our GA's with Ms. Amelia. they actually have a really big group of about 14 little girls lol, but we only had a few available this weekend. Glad Sister got to experience it!
We all had assigned seating, and half of the ladies at our table were new to me, from Biltmore Baptist, and were wonderful people! The two ladies to the right and left front of the camera attend French Broad, Ms. Liza is Hero's teacher and Ms. Toni is in my Sunday school class, both of whom I really enjoyed spending the brunch talking too!
And just a decorative pic of the beautiful table Liza decorated for us!
The speaker spoke about Smiling toward the future, as the proverbs 31 woman did. I thought it was very encouraging... so often we allow life to just bog us down and be so heavy for us that we forget that we are the light of this world... but we truthfully should remember this. Just because things are going hard for us, doesn't mean the whole world has to be brought down because of it. We have so many blessings ahead of us, especially the blessing of our eternal salvation.. so there's no reason not to smile.
She also spoke a lot about anxiety, which is something I've really struggled a lot about lately. Not really having more than I usually do and always have (which is a lot), but about making it somehow manageable. It's felt really unmanagable and out of control my whole life... so its nice to have someone speak about it on a biblical standpoint. Anxiety in itself is honestly worry about what *could* happen.. whether it be social anxiety or anxiety about your kids.. its just more intense... and feels awful. However not being anxious is something that the bible specifically talks about. It's something I'm working on.. perhaps I can share more when I've wrapped my mind around it a little better...
However, the brunch was amazing, and I'm SO glad that I went. Its something awesome when you decide to stop being so anxious and start stepping back and putting yourself out there! It was amazing!!