This weekend Marlee, Victoria, and I had the awesome privilege of sitting under the teaching of Nancy Campbell of the Above Rubies Ministry at Peniel Ranch.
If you have not had the opportunity to hear this wonderful woman of God speak, please consider doing so. Words can really not do justice for the depth of Nancy's love of the Lord - or the joy that just flows out of her...it is contagious!!! During camp, whenever I saw her, I just had to smile. I truly cannot put into words adequately what it was to meet her and hear her speak. I can tell you that she does make much of God, and that I came away from the weekend with a deeper desire to serve the Lord more fully and to bring glory to Him.
The weekend was full to overflowing of many wonderful, wonderful times! To name a few, there was
Nancy chose to speak about the Power of Parenting this weekend. It was wonderful, wonderful teaching. Above Rubies does sell a study manual on this topic, The Power of Motherhod.
There are 24 chapters that tell you what God says about you as a mother in His Word. You will never be same again! There are discussion questions at the end of each chapter for personal meditation or use in Ladies Bible Study Groups. Ladies all over the nation are studying this book together and being inspired and uplifted in their divine calling of motherhood.
During the weekend, Nancy covered eight different principles in Powerful Parenting. These were:
I. Purposeful Parenting
II. Prayerful Parenting
III. Positive Parenting
IV. Patient Parenting
V. Protective Parenting
VI. Principled Parenting
VII. Permanent Parenting
VIII. Persevering Parenting
Stay tuned for future posts as I go over each of the points that Nancy made during the weekend. It truly was exceptional teaching. It felt so very, very good to sit in the midst of believers, under challenging teaching, and to have fellowship and time of discussion. His Word truly is Living Water, and this parched ground truly drank in the teaching this weekend.
Head on over to Kat's - Mrs. Funky Fantastic herself - blog for more on this retreat!