"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." - Matthew 6:33

I'm feeling thankful and it's not even Thanksgiving yet. Thank you, Elena, for speaking from the heart at our first Connection night for women last month. Wehad about 95 ladies that were able to make it out that evening. One beautiful little lady said, "It struck the right cord of casual and inspiring." It was heart warming to step back and see women enjoy one another. It really was an encouraging night. Some hearts were touched to reconnect, join Foothills and even start a Bible study with coworkers.

Elena talked to us about God's recent story being worked out in her life. Along the way she had a few twists and turns that kept me listening on the edge of my seat. I'm thankful for her humbleness in sharing. I think we can all relate to hanging onto jealousy, bitterness and hurt, as well as wanting to please others. I'm thankful for a formula we can all comprehend: Pray hard, pursue the word hard, and listen hard.

Enjoy the selfies from that evening and let them be a reminder of God's blessing. It really was fun spending time with you all. May our unity bring Him glory. Together, may we encourage and inspire one another to love well those around us. May we seek Him "hard" as Elena would say.

Tammy Lucas