|Ever feel like you are coming up for air after holding your breath for a long time? Or like the buds pushing up through the cold, icy snow at the first beckoning of spring?|
The last few weeks have felt like that for us.After a couple of family emergencies, which took some effort and time to work out, and several other things that came all at once, the snow seems to be melting, gradually.
Life can be like that sometimes.
Yet, we watched as the Lord faithfully guarded, helped, and provided. Faith building times for sure.
Even today, I filed a police report due to a scam against our business. The officer I talked to just happened to be the husband of an old friend of mine. It was as if I could feel God smiling, “I’ve got this.”
Like a treasure hunt, I’m learning to look for how God will show Himself faithful. I’m remembering to ask the question, “Lord, who do you want to be for me in this situation?”
I still forget in the moment. I still get caught up in the confusion and chaos when the storm rages at times. Yet, I’m learning to slow down, take the deep breath, ask the question, and trust God to come through.
Sometimes seasons are hard. Sometimes those waves feel overwhelming. Jesus is in the boat though. Whether He calms the storm or rides it out with us, He will never leave us, nor forsake us.
So… What has been going on, besides police reports?
In January and February, I was busy teaching two amazing “Encounter” classes. Again, these classes have far exceeding my expectations in how God has shown up to heal brokenness, encourage us, and speak identity to us in ways only He can. I’m super excited to see how these will expand out.
As a result of the success so far, we will be offering a monthly subscription for ongoing classes beginning with the first Saturday in May.
These classes will be the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
You will have life-time access to all the monthly subscription classes, as well as access to an ongoing fb group where we can support each other on our journeys, and where I will be posting ongoing helps and resources.
The cost will be $15 a month, and will be available for sign ups May 1st on our website.
You can jump in at any point. So, though we will be learning and growing together, they will be more stand alone classes, where you won’t be lost from one month to the next.
I will also be doing a free fb live class around Easter, as well as I will be teaching an in person break out session at the upcoming Called to Peace Conference in Ridgecrest, NC. They have a fantastic ministry to help domestic abuse survivors, so check them out at http://www.calledtopeace.org.
Guess what else is coming?
As far as The Encounter Class that is based on “The Invitation”, I will be teaching another six week session, beginning in June, and I’m starting the process of doing a prerecorded set that you will be able to purchase access by the beginning of June, if the online, interactive isn’t your jam. I have to say though, we have had such beautiful encounters with each other and Jesus that I know I don’t want to miss out on that.
Guess what else is new? Yes, there’s a little more!
I also have a new place for you to order prints, mugs, cards, and even shower curtains (yes, that’s what I said) of your favorite paintings from our studio. We even have some logo gear now. I’m in the process of getting more artwork up there, but The Tree of Life and the logo gear is ready to go. So, check it out! You can access this through our home page.
Well, that’s quite a lot for now. 😊.
Have a beautiful Easter, Resurrection Day! May you be filled with all the love of Jesus and every benefit He died and rose for you to enjoy!
Carolyn “Charismata” Weaver