I spent some time recently in a sisterhood. No, did not enter a convent or escape to a nunnery! I spoke at the Root River Conference Spring Gathering at the Chatfield Lutheran Church. The church is beautiful with a rose window. I found the expert on the church organization, Michelle, the administrative assistant. She found a small table that I needed for a demonstration during my talk and helped me set up.
I enjoyed my fellowship with this sisterhood of organized, kind, smart, loving, and cheerful women who working together could move mountains. They radiate faith and energy. We started with delicious coffee cakes made and served by the Root Prairie women. My two sisters, Barbie and Missy, joined me.
Diane introduced me and later convened the business meeting. At lunch I spoke with her again. Kindness emenated from her as she talked about how she loved baking traditional Norwegian pastries, which her children didn’t like! Well, I left my number with her in case she has leftovers. I love Norwegian pastries!
Several vendors spoke about their missionary work, including Paul Little who quickly informed the group that he was not my husband. I understand the clarification but did he have to seem so relieved? He spoke about the work at Good Earth Bible Camp. I attended Bible camp at Lutherhaven when I was in 6th grade. I had so much fun during lessons aroung the bonfire, learning to play ping pong, making new friends (the boys were really cute and we became penpals after camp was over.) I know your kids would loved Good Earth.
I spoke to Sherryl from Rushford who is the power behind “Prayerfull Creations.” She makes and sells rock coasters, jewelry, belt buckles, aromatic oils and aprons. She is a passionate Christian and you can hear it in her voice. I complimented her on her voice and her husband agreed. (Not something my husband has ever done.)
I visited with a dear woman Sharon who has written a book about a special angel and has triumphed over difficult situations. We hugged as survivors.
Going to the meeting, I only knew Rae and Elsie. But I feel I made many new, true friends! This spiritual sisterhood has many goals to serve the Lord. I am confident that they will succeed. NEVER DOUBT THE SISTERHOOD!
As I age, I cook healthier meals such as this one filled with cooked tomatoes which help fight cancer.