annual "Women Day Apart" in Southside Virginia was held
at the home of Carol and Mark Foster on the third
week-end of May, 2005. Our group doubled in size
this year with a final count of 140 attending over the
two day event. With so much interest recently in
Rick Warren's book "The Purpose Driven Life" and "The
Purpose Driven Church" we decided to talk about God's
purpose for our life. Our emphasis of course was
on Christ being our life and how Christ lives His life
One of the most
thrilling sights of the weekend was to look out across
the fields and see the cars lining up on the country
lane leading into our property. It is such an
inspiring sight and seems to be an outward sign of how
much we as people look forward to a time devoted to
focusing on our relationship with our God.
Winter and Judy Dunn came from Arlington, Texas, Freda
Raker and Helen Overly came from Pennsylvania.
Linda Bunting, Paula Trice and Joanie Thacker came from
Louisville, Kentucky. Frances Pulliam and her
daughter Laura came from Greensboro, North Carolina and
Sallie Polk came from Charlotte, North Carolina.
All of these women gave of their time and money to come
and share with the Virginia women what God is teaching
them as they walk out their faith in their own lives.
Judy Dunn shared with us her insight on how the Old
Testament temple was a picture of the living temple we
know today. Sallie Polk used her experience in
learning forgiveness in a talk entitled "How to Love
Your Enemy When Your Enemy is your Husband." We
were all relieved to find out she was speaking of a
former husband! This year our friends Diane,
Kathy, Kay and Frances, all local women, spoke of their
own faith journeys and we thank them for that
our time together each day and was a wonderful time of
fellowship and conversation springing from our morning
we had a fun time at a local restaurant and Saturday
night we were treated to an Italian dinner prepared by a
young man who was visiting from Italy. After
dinner we sang and danced as one of our local friends
entertained us using his keyboard. The girls from
out of town stayed until Monday so we had a wonderful
day on Sunday relaxing and enjoying each others company.
Maybe you can
come next year.