Looking out over gorgeous Guntersville Lake from the heights of Guntersville State Park’s Goldenrod Conference Room March 5 and 6, 2016, the Lord’s presence filled the room. As I shared with the delightful ladies from Covenant Presbyterian, Huntsville, Al, the Holy Spirit united us in love and laughter. I spoke on Faith the falters; Faith that follows; and Faith that finishes, and God blessed my efforts. In addition to my sharing both humorous events and inspiration, these ladies had a few shenanigans of their own planned. The “fashion show” was a hoot. The after session fellowships are too funny (and private) to be discussed.
Humor always seems to track me down wherever I go. This was no exception. Having just returned from the Holy Land trip where I had walked 3 1/2 – 4 miles a day, up and down steps and hills, my arthritic knees were much inflamed. A true Southern lady is not to be deterred by such an inconvenience. Sunday morning I dressed for the session and didn’t fail to put on some dress shoes with a little heel. My pants suit for the day was appropriate. The only problem was a side zipper on the pants (I hate those.) We were to load our cars and vacate our rooms before breakfast. I was all packed and ready to load. I had but 6 steps to get up to the parking lot, so like a pack mule, I trudged out with suitcase, purse, bags of stuff and such. Just as I started to navigate those steps, I realized my zipper had slid down. I must have been a pitiful sight dragging that suitcase, walking spraddled-leg to keep my pants from falling down and attempting to go up those stairs on sore knees. A man appeared from out of nowhere, maybe an angel from God, and said, “Ma’am, let me help you with that suitcase.” I said, “You are truly a Godsend.” I wanted to add, “But hurry up and get away before my falling pants embarrass us both.” Thankfully, he left in the nick of time. I waddled to the car and saved my pants.
Oh, how the Lord blesses us when we allow Him too with Love and laughter.