Tuesday, March 17, 2009

So Much to Say

For those of you that know me well, my title comes as no surprise. I am usually not at a loss for words. :)

I had a wonderful weekend at the Ladies Retreat that I attended with several of the ladies from my church. These are the weekends that we ladies get to let our hair down a little and be crazy.
For instance, my good friend Michelle would have left me stranded in the middle of the road had the opportunity arose.

It almost did. Twice.

We played a couple of games, and stayed up WAY too late. I had awesome roommates, some of my favorite people in my life.

The speaker was so, ummm, me. Very scattered, but in the end she brought it all together. I would elaborate, but I feel very inadequate when it comes to explaining notes. I know what I came away with and that is what is important.

One of the questions that she gave us to ask ourselves was, "Are my actions reflective of Christ?" We were also reminded that apart from Christ, we are nothing. NOTHING.
My favorite quote from the weekend was this: If our thinking is consumed with the things of this world and the way things play out in this life, then WE ARE MISSING THE POINT!
We are here for a specific purpose, to plant seeds.
There was so much more, but I won't go into it here.

I am already looking forward to the retreat in the fall. I'm sure it will be just as fun.

Here I am with one of my good friends. We keep each other from going insane, or at the very least we have decided that if we do get there, we will get there together! :)
Here is most of our group eating before the first session. We have some fun ladies in our church. For the record, that chicken on my plate right there...yeah, that's NOT white meat! (I don't care for dark meat...too slimy!)

Today has been a beautiful day! God has given us a little taste of Spring, and we took full advantage of it. I work in the yard for awhile and then we took the kids on a walk. Just to be outside was such a blessing!
Checking out the water
Look, no shoes!!

We welcome you, warm and sunny days!!


Alana said...

Sounds like a great time! I'm so with you on the springy day...can't wait for many more!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Looks like a great time--and oh, the glorious days of the swing sets!