This past weekend was extremely busy and packed with friends and family. Friday night started with a College Life Leader Meeting. Some of you may not know, but Kevin and I volunteer with the college group at church. We have been having bible studies at our house all summer and helping run Sunday mornings. Anyways, we had a leader meeting Friday night specifically to encourage one another. A lot of us have been friends for a long time and hang out all week long, but one the guys came up with the idea to get together specifically to encourage one another.
We started the night with dinner together and then filled out a "spiritual gift test"(you can print them out or take them online). A lot of us haven't ever taken one before, so it was really interesting to see the results. After everyone finished finding out their answers, we moved all of our chairs into a circle to talk. Next, we went around the room one by one and encouraged each other based upon our spiritual gift(s).
I will say it was one of the coolest experiences I have had in a while. Literally, for 5+ hours we all sat in a circle and encouraged each other. There was laughter, tears and lots of fond memories shared. It really showed me that we tend to all get so busy in life that we don't take the time to really encourage the people around us. So, today, I challenge you to encourage everyone around you.
Saturday was a pretty busy day as well. My day started out with three great friends. We all got up early and went shopping together. It was such a fun time looking at house stuff and enjoying the beautiful day. The fun continued into the night when my cousin came in town with her two girls. We talked for a long time then went to dinner when Kevin got home from work. We had such a good night laughing at dinner.
Then, Sunday was filled with church, Kevin working in the yard and spending time with my cousin and her family (which included a yummy dinner on the river walk). Overall, I had a busy weekend, not much sleep, lots of fun and I wouldn't have it any other way.