Monday, March 1, 2010

Heart and Hands

Referencing Luke 10:38-42, our theme for a ladies day at the Calhoun, Ga., Church of Christ over the weekend was "Martha's Hands, Mary's Heart." When we sat down to lunch after our Bible study, at each place we found a sweet hand print cookie with a heart cut out of the center.

I enjoyed a wonderful visit to Georgia over the weekend for a ladies day at the Calhoun Church of Christ. Joe was also out of town for the weekend, so the children spent the night with some of their favorite people in the world -- their cousins Hollis and Reese. Mary Ashley surprised me by offering to accompany me to the ladies day. She said she didn't want me to have to go by myself. I appreciated her willingness to sacrifice time with her cousins to make sure I didn't get lonely.

After we dropped off her siblings, Mary Ashley and I headed up Highway 27 toward Calhoun. She was resting quietly in the back seat when I told her, "Thank you for coming with me. We are going to have such a special time."

With this she popped to attention: "Are we going shopping?"



Mary Ashley and I left Calhoun with handprint cookies to share with Carson, Christian and Emma; a pretty teacup and saucer from the ladies of the church; and a heart full of memories from our visit.

Here's hoping our hands will be busy and our hearts will be blessed as another busy month begins!


8 comments:

Jeanette said...

As usual, just precious. I hope you enjoyed your visit. I made hands and feet shaped cookies one time for baby shower. When that baby turned 18 I gave her the cutters I used. She thought it was wonderful and wanted to hear all the stories.

Melissa Lester said...

Wow, Jeanette, what a wonderful full-circle moment and thoughtful gesture!

Sue Sparks said...

These cookies are so pretty! I am going to get a cookie cutter like this!

Anonymous said...

Melissa, Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the Ladies Day. How nice your little girl went with you.

I wanted to tell you about a book our Bible Study is doing. It is written by Joanna Weaver and the title is "Having a Mary Heart in Martha World". We are only on chapter four but it is a wonderful study. Maybe you would like to check it out sometime.

I think I might make some of the "heart and hand cookies" for our Bible Study ladies soon. Sure goes with our theme. Thanks for sharing.

Debbi

Melissa Lester said...

Debbi, I love that book! I used several quotes from it Saturday. I recently picked up Weaver's book Having a Mary Spirit and can't wait to read that one too.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a wonderful theme for a women's event! Such pretty cookies, I really would love to find a cookie cutter like that! Such a beautiful symbol.
Blessings,
Stacey

Sun-Kissed Scholars said...

How sweet...such a great theme. The cookies are just darling, and perfect for the study. I think I actually have a hand cookie cutter around here somewhere!!

Val said...

(Jeanette, what a sweet story!! So thoughtful of you. :) )

And I love this post too.

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