I was out past eleven last night.
It's quite rare for me to be out past eight (Teddy's bedtime), so this was quite a treat.
I attended the Pendergraph Women's Ministry fall kick-off event called "Welcome Wagon." The entire evening was a sweet time of Christian fellowship with the dynamite ladies of the Southern Seminary community. We began with food, food, and more food (samples from area vendors). I sat and ate at a table with two women with whom I was at least acquainted and four who were new to me. Two are new to the Louisville area and the seminary, so it was fun to welcome them.
We heard from the Pendergraph faculty liaison, Rayann Jones, about growing in grace. Then we shared around our table what has been on our hearts lately and how God is working in our lives. It was a testimony of the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ to hear everyone's stories.
Pendergraph gives out fabulous door prizes. I'm rarely a "winner" of prizes and drawings for anything. This held true last night. But I will keep entering the drawings at Pendergraph, because one of the giveaways this year will be a one (two?) night stay at the Galt House, one of the fanciest places in Louisville.
After the program ended, many of us hung around to continue our fellowship. I met some other midwestern gals, one a graduate of the University of Iowa and the other an alum of Northwestern College. And none of us really like sweet tea. Cold and bitter, we said, that's how you drink iced tea.