Today brought a very different Saturday to normal. Part of the work of uC Grace is delivering to other organisations and churches dance days and workshops, to fulfill different desires, plans, hopes and dreams.
Whilst based up in Shrewsbury I have had the privilege to get to know the team that runs the Midlands West region of CDFB (Christian Dance Fellowship of Britain). I was asked if I would develop and run a dance day for them along the theme of beauty. It was from this that Butterflies of Beauty came about and what I have been chatting about a bit over the past few weeks.
When I woke up this morning I was extremely tired and lacking in a lot of energy and not really sure how I was going to get through the day teaching and how the day that I had planned was going to be received.
On my phone I have a verse of the day appear, and I have to admit, I usually pass it by - not the plan I know, but it happens. However today I took the time to read it.
“ You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Psalm 16.11
It gave me just the right amount of encouragement to get going with my day and set out with teaching the participants how each of them could flourish in the butterfly God had made them to be and let them fly.
Although a very exhausting day, it was a day filled with blessings, it was a delight to teach a group full of women and men and watch how God took each of them on journey of their faith, drawing them closer to Him and growing in depth as a dancer.
I really am grateful for the day, grateful to each person that came along and participated, through them God got me through the day. We lost a few members of the group as the day went on as they couldn’t do the full day, but the one’s in the picture are some of the one’s left at the very end. I am sure I will come back and talk a bit more about what when on in the day more specifically over the coming weeks, but for now I’ll just mention the participants and thank you.