Wednesday, May 31, 2017

At Lunch I Was Renewed by Faith


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God delights to increase the faith of His children. We begin by faith, we live by faith and we grow by faith. ~ Anonymous

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend my lunch hour around women of faith. The title of the gathering was called “Women In Spirit.” It was held at St Joseph’s Cathedral Parish Hall. The church is right around the corner from my job which made for a nice refreshing walk.

Women in Spirit is a monthly gathering for women who are seeking spiritual growth. The objective of the meeting is to get away from the stresses of home or the office. It was definitely a boost for me to get me through the rest of the evening. Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Cathedral it is an opportunity to network with likeminded women of faith.

For me, it was a chance to feed off of other women of faith.  You know there are times when we experience things in our lives and it doesn’t seem like we are catching a break, we can become weary.  This gathering allowed me the opportunity to be filled in my mind, body, and spirit. Just being in the presence of a bunch of women of faith gave me renewed hope. Just what the doctor ordered.

This month’s guest speaker’s name was Kathryn Grigsby and she was phenomenal.

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She’s a retired CEO from The Hospice of Baton Rouge.

Mrs. Grisby’s topic of discussion was “My Mother: Plan B, 1988.” In that message she talked about being a woman of faith and how her faith has guided her throughout her life. In her role as the CEO with the Hospice of Baton Rouge, she met with families for a Plan B, meaning finding an alternative solution to suffering.

She states that most people look at hospice as a means of the last days of one’s life, when in fact that is not always the case. Mrs. Grisby informed us that some people live on hospice for a long time. Her message more or less was for us to not look at hospice in that manner. Her statement to us was that hospice is a solution to help our loved ones live a more comfortable life as opposed to suffering.

There were women from the audience that chimed in on the discussion speaking about their experience with hospice and agreed. For others that have never had to experience hospice it gave them a better understanding of how hospice work.

She also discussed about having a living will. Whereas, our loved ones wouldn’t have to guess what we would like or vice versa. In that way, we are not guessing, whether or not our loved ones, would like to be kept alive by a machine or not.  We never know what we will experience in our lifetime, so to be filled with the knowledge of how to care for our loved ones in case we are ever in a situation such is this is important. I would think for most of us we would want what is best.

Being that I was on my lunch break I couldn’t stay for the entire gathering but just being there for an hour gave me what I had come for. Renewed faith.

Women in Spirit takes a break during the summer months but reconvene in August. When I initially signed up to attend, I didn’t realize it was something that was held monthly. Now that I know, I will definitely add the upcoming dates to my calendar.

With that said, if you are in the surrounding area, if you are visiting Baton Rouge during the fall months or if you live here and interested in learning more about “Women in Spirit” gatherings you can go to their website here to find out more information. 

Faith, Lunch Break, Spirit, Church, St. Joseph Cathedral,  Inspirational

Faith, Lunch Break, Spirit, Church, St. Joseph Cathedral, Inspirational

Faith, Lunch Break, Spirit, Church, St. Joseph Cathedral, Inspirational

Faith, Lunch Break, Spirit, Church, St. Joseph Cathedral, Inspirational

Faith, Lunch Break, Spirit, Church, St. Joseph Cathedral, Inspirational



Let’s Chat:

When was the last time you had the opportunity to be renewed by faith on your lunch break?