When you give a woman a weekend…

When you give a woman a weekend,

She may want to take a few friends with her.

b&a craft weekend

And if she takes a few friends with her she will most likely need to start a new Facebook group.

And if there are many women in a Facebook group silliness might break out.

When the silliness breaks out, stickers will need to be employed.

Not everyone will know about the wonder of stickers so they will need to learn.

And once the friends have learned the stickers the Facebook group will be a crazy place of fun.

That fun will translate into gut busting laughter and conversation all the way to the retreat place.

At the retreat place the women will keep on laughing and talking about all kinds of things.

They will hear pieces of each other’s stories and troubles and passions.

Some people will say the wrong thing causing them to turn red while everyone else wets their pants laughing!

craft weekend collage

Since the pants are already wet, the women will talk about women things.

Things like menopause and baby birthing, morning sickness and projectile water breaking.

Some women will probably need to go for a walk so that they can explore and drink in the wonder of creation out on the farm.

Some women will stay inside working on projects that fill their soul.

Some of those projects will work and some will cause frustration.

cw collage

The women will help one another, listen to problems and help with solutions.

While they talk and listen and create and drink copious amounts of tea, a little bit of coffee and eat lots of snacks and other good food.

The uncooks will cook and it will be yummy!

When you give a woman a weekend there will be plenty of snoring and laughing and talking and listening and loving and creating.

Crazy grace will abound and she will want to do it again.


Hebrews 13:2 “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers (they may have been strange, but they weren’t strangers!), for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels (they were angels) without knowing it.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”


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About Lani

With six kids, a farm, a ministry and dreams poking out in every direction I need plenty of grace to keep all the balls in the air. The sweet thing is that when I drop them, that crazy grace of God is there telling me I'm still okay...and you are, too...welcome to this place of grace.

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3 Responses to When you give a woman a weekend…

  1. Britta March 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    Oh dear friend! This was so cute!! And well-written!! But it had the opposite effect on me that it should have…I started to cry a little. Not so much that anyone would notice. The eyes burning, nose wrinkling, tears welling up (and then realizing they have no business ruining newly applied mascara) kind of “cry.”

    When I lived in Texas, I went to this amazing craft retreat a few times. I was a satellite friend there, invited because my dear friend Kelly was friends with the hostess. It was SO delightful. I know you know. And I am in a time of being at home mostly and feeling very isolated. And kind of lonely. So the memory of that time…makes me want to cry.

    But hearing that these things still go on, and knowing that the Lord will indeed provide new friends when we move to the new place (I am sure He will…right?)… Oh girl, I sit here wishing I could chat with you in person about all your latest projects and blogging and mothering…I know our time at Allume was brief, but it made a lasting impact! I miss you!

    I know I won’t see you at Allume this year, since they are not meeting. Maybe after a few years of doing the MeetMeintheMiddleProject, we can start a conference that meets in Chicago or something (Wouldn’t that be the middle between you and Alabama)?

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    • Lani March 18, 2016 at 8:46 am #

      Oh how I would like to meet you in the middle somewhere! Or have you over to my farm where we could walk and create and talk.

      May God bless you with rich relationships and friends to gather round as you settle into the new place.
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  2. Daniel Morgan March 19, 2016 at 7:33 am #

    Looks like a fun weekend with your girls.
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