What a powerful morning! Today was our last day of Bible study for this particular session, which has gone for 2 years. It was a time of celebration washed with many tears. Everyone loved their books. And I've learned something. Obviously, I learned lesson in perseverance while making these books, but I'm seeing a bigger lesson. The greater the sacrifice the greater the love.. and the bigger the blessing. My love for these 17 women seemed to increase the harder it was to create these books for them. And, when they receive them, their acceptance of them was also acceptance of my love for them. In accepting my love, I was blessed as much, if not more, than they were by my giving of my heart to them in a tangible way.
Next Tuesday is the beginning of a mini-Bible study that will only last 6 weeks. Then, we are out for the summer and don't start back until September. This summer will be a big deal for me because I have been asked to teach Women's Bible study next year.... a class about doing art with God..more like doing art as a response to or dialog with God. I'm very excited about this but nervous too, since I've never taught women. I've only taught kids! And, there's no curriculum so I'll be starting the class from scratch. It will be an interesting journey.