The trip there and back was full of laughter (thanks to our husbands and their renditions of all things bluegrass, 80's country and the Christian Hymnal) and heartfelt conversation (Erin, Lisa and I).
We arrived at the home of Brian and Malyn (Malyn is our pastor's daughter), where Tim and I, along with Lisa, stayed for the weekend. Tobey and Erin were hosted by Pastor Manning and his wife, Ann.
The next day, Pastor Manning and Ann, spoiled us with a trip to the Biltmore House. I love stuff like that (minus the breathtaking heights of the stairway and friends (Erin) pretending to ride the banister down) so the trip there was a real treat!
On Sunday, Erin and I spoke to the wonderful people of Legacy where we shared our personal journeys of bondage to freedom. At the end of the service, my heart was overwhelmed at the beauty of the many souls giving their chains of unforgiveness, bitterness and anger to Jesus in exchange for the warmth of a joy-filled life.
Who are we
That You would be mindful of us
What do You see
That's worth looking our way
We are free
In ways that we never should be
From the grip of these chains
Like hinges straining from the weight
My heart no longer
Can keep from singing
All that is within me cries
For You alone
God with us!