Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Sister's World!!! Weekend Retreat 2008

I just returned home from a Women of Worth retreat in Marengo, OH. I went with two area pastor's wives. I'm really glad it worked out for me to be able to go. The theme was so fitting... My Sister's World! I came away feeling a much stronger sense of connection to my sisters in Christ! I left there knowing, more than ever, that it's OK to be "me"- to be real! I have a renewed vision for making the most out of those imperfect situations which happen in my life. I want to host CeLeBrAtIoNs! as often as possible for the strengths of my sisters. I'm pumped!!! Can't you tell? It happens everytime I go to retreat!
Yeah, I know, tomorrow's Monday and probably sooner, rather than later, the rubber will be meeting my road, at full speed ahead... All of this will be easier said than done! But we have been equipped with some awesome challenges and inspiring concepts, and I really hope to "take heed to the things which I have heard, lest at any time I let them slip". They are too good to let them slip away!
I will probably be blogging more about this throughout the week, but for now, here are some pics.

Photo 1: Beautiful Multipurpose Facility at the Heartland Retreat Center.

Photo 2: This Mother/Daughter Duo was outstanding as the speakers for the convention. They are Sheila Wolfe and Sarah Fry.

Photo 3: We enjoyed a concert by the Keeling family on Sat. night. I love to hear Randy's testimony. I'm glad he shared it again.

Photo 4: Here I am with one of my most favorite people in the whole wide world, Barb Brock (former missionary to Papua New Guinea... Barb spoke on Sat. about "Communicating With (Our Sisters) By Phone/Mail"


Sarah said...

Glad you enjoyed the retreat...I was sad that I couldn't go. Maybe next year!

Cheryl Watters said...

I'll agree...the Retreat was awesome. One I doubt I will ever forget. I have never, in my 48 years, ever experienced such intense prayer time as when the Papua New Guinea ladies prayed. I was literally afraid to move! It was so good to be in a place where you knew God was actually 'right there'. It was so nice to be with you! We'll do it again next year.

Ellen Miller said...

I love the pictures you posted, I hope to have some of my own by Thurs. when my daughter Sara comes home for the day. She also went to the retreat with us.The others in our group were Rachael McCreary, pastor's wife from Calvary Chapel in Coshocton,Ohio.Also Lori Hunter,Carolyn McHugh,Carol McCreery and Latrisha Schlarb. We had a wonderful time. I agree with Cheryl it was very intense and fulfilling.Praise be to God!!!

Denise said...

It sounds like it was a wonderful time! I like that picture of you & Sis. Brock. She is SUCH a sweet lady. She smiles & you just have to smile back. :)