Do you ever see the hand of God just moving over a day in miraculous way? That happened to us today.
This writers’ retreat came together very quickly, the result of one writer wanting to write about a former logging town being revived by a resort. I said, "You should come and see what’s happening up in this small Idaho mountain town." Before we knew it, here we were.
Back tracking a bit, they arrived on Saturday (one was delayed four hours so was exhausted when she arrived). We went to church together on Sunday. What a blessing to share my wonderful church home with these very special friends. A quick stop at the mall for a few needed items, and then we drove into the mountains. Beautiful!!! This inn where we are staying is absolutely fabulous. We ended yesterday with some exercise, a swim, and a soak in the hot tub.
This morning we brainstormed a novel, then we drove up to the knew destination resort. We "made a wrong turn" and ended up in the exclusive members’ only area. We were sort of gawking around when a man came over. I think he knew we didn’t "belong" there. Despite making sure we knew that the restaurant was for members only, he was very nice. My friend who is needing the research asked questions, and he shared generously. We were about to leave and had said our thanks when he said, "If you go up that path and around those buildings, you’ll find the real estate office. They can give you more information." So off we went. We made another "wrong turn" and ended up going in the back door of the real estate office.
The young gal behind the desk in the front of the building of this very exclusive resort was so pleasant. She said something, we said something, and soon we knew she was a believer. She found out we are writers of Christian fiction; she loves Christian fiction, particularly Francine Rivers. A little more chatting and we knew her fiance was in Iraq. The end result was, we asked if we could pray for her and her fiance before we left. We went into the conference room and "had church." Afterward, this beautiful young Christian shared how low she’d been and how much this had blessed her.
God is so good. We thought we took a wrong turn, but He knew exactly where we were going and why we were there.