Monday, March 23, 2009

Retreat Recap

This weekend was such a blessing! It was alot of work for those of us helping coordinate everything and I was a little nervous about how it would go since we were at a new facility, had more than twice as many women as usual and were trying some new things this year. But I think it all came together nicely!
The retreat center where we stayed was beautiful. There were trails for the outdoorsy girls and we were blessed with perfect spring weather! I took the time to walk through the labyrinth that was right behind the main lodge. It was so peaceful.
The topic or theme of the weekend was Idols of the Heart. Talk about being convicted. There were a couple of things in my life, but one in particular that I had been brushing off as just a bad habit that was no big deal. But through the teaching and sharing in the sessions during the retreat I realized how much I need to take a step back from this thing and bring my focus back to the Lord. I think this was a very heavy message but our teacher did a very good job of ending on a high note reminding us of our freedom in Christ.
And what is a girls weekend without a little silliness? My friend and I did a "helping hands" skit where I was her hands and put makeup on her... we were all cracking up!
We had all of our W.O.W. bible study girls there together this weekend! Sorry we forgot to take a group shot until after one of us had left!
Anyway.... it was a great weekend with a whole lot of wonderful women! I'm thankful that I was able to be a part of it but I'm also thankful to be back home with my boys!

2 comments:

stahlhut said...

I'm glad you had a good time. Kyle and I enjoyed helping out with the boys while you were gone.

forgetfulone said...

What a great place! Looks like it was a weekend well spent.