Be Connected
The 2019 GLD Conference was a delight! We especially enjoyed that our daughter, Tiffany Thompson and her singer-songwriter friend, Jenn Bostic led the worship times.  They were asked about the availability of their music.  It can be found by their names on Itunes, Amazon Music, Pandora, etc.    
 
Our speakers provided great insights into the themes of Resilient Ministry--Cultural and Emotional Intelligence, Marriage, Self-care, Spiritual Formation, and Leadership. The videos will be on gld-efca.org soon. 
 
Be Encouraged
During the months of November-January, let's pray for each other to continue to nurture the rich soil of our soul.  (From Rooted Woman of Valor on pages 91-94)

Soil Factor - Heart Plowed and Purified 
Matthew 13:23    But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown.

II Corinthians 7:1  Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

Water Factor - Intake of the Word 
Psalm 1:2,3  But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-whatever they do prospers.

John 7:37  Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink."

Air and Minerals Factor - Prayer 
John 15:7  "If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you."

John 14:15-17a  "If you love me, keep my commands.  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever- the Spirit of truth."
 
Be Resourced
As GLD pastors and wives, we have the opportunity to gather for another Pastors and Wives' Retreat at Glen Eyrie, CO next summer.  Details are developing. If you think your husband and you would be interested, send me an email at jancthompson@gmail.com .
 
May your roots go down deep into the soil of God's marvelous love.  Ephesians 3:17

We are thankful for you and your ministry as a GLD pastor's wife!
 
Jan Thompson and the GLD Pastors' Wives' Team
jancthompson@gmail.com, 630-881-7050 
Link for GLD Pastors' Wives on the Great Lakes District website
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