This summer I felt led to start a monthly gathering for mothers; a time to share a meal and spend some time talking about important issues in our lives, while looking in God's word.
Tonight there were eight of us around the table. We ate a simple meal of home-grown chicken, brown and wild rice, and a salad. For dessert we had fruit, and gluten-free brownies. Several of the women can't eat wheat so the meal was gluten-free. One of the gluten-free moms even brought some delicious home-made gluten-free bread.
We talked about talking. We looked in the bible to see why words matter to God, how we should speak, and what we should (and shouldn't) speak about. We prayed. We laughed. We grew to love each other more.
And once again, in response to my feeble attempts to sprinkle joy, God poured a waterfall of life-filled joy and love all over me this evening. God is good all the time!