Monday, December 13, 2010

Ladies Christmas Brunch

I went to my Ladies Christmas Brunch on the 4th of December and it was wonderful.  I was so blessed because my dear friend co-hosted a table with me so I could be a hostess.  I really wanted to host a table this year - in fact, my name was the first on the list, but then I hurt my back and wasn't sure I could host.  My friend said, "Of course, you can host!", so I did! LOL  My son was really sweet and helped me take all my things the day before the brunch and set up my table.  Here's how it looked after I got it all decorated.

 Aren't the plates, napkins and cups beautiful?  We were provided these paper goods and seeing all the tables all set up was just beautiful.  Each lady brought her own nativity set and decorated it in her own beautiful way.  Here's a close-up of my nativity set.  My oldest son bought this for me for Christmas several years ago.


 I absolutely adore this set - not just because my son gave it to me, but because it's so beautiful and really focuses on the baby Jesus and what Christmas is all about.  It looked really beautiful on my table.  See the red candle up on the left?  I got those at Hobby Lobby and then used a gold pen and wrote, "Glory to God in the highest".  My table was simple, but I liked it.  :)

This was the theme of our brunch.  "Be still and know that I am God."  Psalms 46:10  Our speaker focused on how important it is to take the time to be still and spend time with the Lord.  It was a wonderful message. 

Before the brunch, my hubby took pictures of me and my friends.  This first one, I'm not really happy with.  My friend looks beautiful, but I'm not sure what's going on with me.  I have my face up and I'm looking down my nose! *sigh* (Don't look at that!)  This is my friend that co-hosted our table.  I've known her for about 12 years.  I met her at a Bible study and it was so wonderful to reconnect with her at our church.

Then my husband took another pic of me and my other friend.  I met her last summer through one of the Bible studies that our church had.  It's so wonderful to meet new friends - especially when they love Jesus!


I did have a lot of pain about half way through the brunch, but just about when I thought I would have to get up and go out to the lobby, our worship Pastor came up to the stage and we stood and worshiped the Lord! God has perfect timing.  This next picture is of our Women's Ministry leader.  She's a wonderful leader and I've actually known her for many years. 

Our Christmas brunch was so wonderful.  I'm so glad that my friend made it possible for me to hostess.  Yes, I was in a lot of pain after I got home and it took me about two days to recover, but it was totally, totally worth it!! There is nothing like being together with other Christian sisters and worshiping our Lord! 

Here's a picture of me in front of the beautiful tree in our church lobby.  A wonderful memento of a wonderful day!

God bless you - Julie

2 comments:

  1. Don't sell yourself short, Julie. You are a beautiful woman! I love your hair style too.
    How fun to get together with other women and for the study, on top of that, to be on 'being still'. That's so hard for us to do in everyday life, let alone the holiday season!
    Hope you're feeling better.

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