Charlene Kidd and I spoke together (and for those of you who've never heard Charlene speak; please get one of her tapes; she is fabulous! ) and the Lord did a wonderful job weaving our two topics together into one great retreat.
This was the 32nd women's retreat for Christ Independent Methodist Church.
We had such a great time meeting new sisters in Christ and ministering to all the sweet ladies there.
Here we are with our new friends Pam and Robin Robinson. Robin is the general manager for the Christan radio station 91.3 HOPE fm. Charlene did a live radio interview with Robin Thursday morning.
Okay, here is my newest retreat experience.
I finished speaking Saturday morning and closed my last session in prayer; nothing new about thatAfter the prayer I began the first line of a statement I usually make as I leave the stage in order to discourage any applause or attention; nothing new about that. "Ladies if I don't see you again on this side of heaven..." and then it happened.
I stepped out, walked right off the end of the stage and fell on the floor! Yes, Miss Grace fell two feet onto the concrete floor. I'm not kidding
Here I was on my side, dazed and wondering why I was lying on the floor in front of 200 women. I must tell you it was quite a surreal experience. All I can say is thank goodness I was wearing pants and not a dress or skirt! I don't mind being remembered for falling off the stage, I'm just grateful I won't be remembered for showing my underwear.
A number of ladies rushed to help me to my feet and without missing a beat I finished my sentence (you'll have to buy one of my CD's or attend one of my retreats to hear the end of my sentence HA!).
Charlene says she saw a few angels catch me and break my fall and she must be right; because I survived the fall with just a bruise on my right elbow and a little stiffness.
Praise the Lord, HE is good and faithful to His word.
Psalm 91:11-12, "For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;they will lift you up in their hands; so that you will not strike your foot against a stone." (NIV)