Sunday, May 3, 2009

Girl2Girl with the PWOC

Women are the greatest! I spent the past weekend with the dearest group of ladies from PWOCNellis Air Force Base. (PWOC is an acronym that stands for Protestant Women of the Chapel). As only girls can do—we laughed, we cried, and of course we ate lots of great food together.

We delighted in the Lord—and I know He delighted in us, too. When women are together seeking God, becoming authentic and allowing God to change their hearts and attitudes—He shows up! He is indeed a risen Savior.

My heart holds a special place for women who are affiliated with our military. I was the wife of a military man for several years. My first child was born at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan. I understand the unique situations of wives whose husbands are gone on tours of duty. This weekend several of the women’s husbands were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. It was my privilege and honor to serve them and minister to them as they sacrificially give to our country. But the greatest part of God’s kingdom is that they also blessed me. With joy in my heart, I drove home rejoicing in a God who loves us so much that He created friendships that happen over a weekend, but that will last for eternity. So cool!

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV)

Can I ask you a favor? Will you pray for troops and their families today? Pray for their safety and health. Thank God for the people who give so sacrificially. They need and deserve our prayers.

Until tomorrow,


5 comments:

Margaret said...

What a great post, and it sounds like you had a wonderful weekend to bless and be blessed. Thank you for serving those special women. I know you were an encouragement and a challenge to them. (I couldn't help but think back to my early memories of being at Kadena with my mom and dad when I was only 4.)

Van said...

Susanne, I felt I have spent the morning with you after reading your devo and then your blog. This quote filled me with joy! "The stage was filled with humanity at its worst, but Jesus at His best."
He is risen, indeed!

Julie Coleman said...

Suzanne:
I hope you will remember me-- I was in your small group at She Speaks back in 2005. I was the one with surprise twins.

I just wanted to applaud you on your devotional this morning. It was powerful and moved me to tears. It is true-- He came to give us abundant life. Not free of problems, but a richer way to live and deal with the problems. Thank you for sharing what Christ has done in the lives of others. It helps motivate me to continue fighting the good fight.

To catch you up on one of your past protegees, you can check out my website at www.juliecoleman.org.

Keep up the good work!!

jlsmith_ said...

Good afternoon Susanne
I just wanted to till you what a awesome time it was this weekend.Words just can't explain how great you were.Your words of encouragement will carry me for a long time.I just want to thank you so much for awesome and great weekend.Again thanks.Mrs.Smith.My email is jlsmith_@hotmail.com remember me A'Doria's mom.

jlsmith_ said...

Good afternoon Susanne
I just wanted to tell you what a awesome time it was this weekend.Words just can't explain how great you were.Your words of encouragement will carry me for a long time.I just want to thank you so much for awesome and great weekend.Again thanks.Mrs.Smith.My email is jlsmith_@hotmail.com remember me A'Doria's mom.