Retreat Thoughts Still Swirling

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lake tahoeSpending the weekend with 46 ladies in beautiful Lake Tahoe learning about spiritual disciplines was fun, challenging, growing, tiring, and worth every minute. The time away provided me with the opportunity to …

  • Learn from 2 gifted communicators
  • Engage in worship under the direction of a unified, talented team
  • Hear others’ insights
  • Laugh, worry, pray, and discuss
  • Enhance my relationships

I came away with the idea that spiritual disciplines are relationship connectors. They help me to connect in a deeper, more meaningful way with God, myself and the community (called the church).

I came away with the idea that even though I am so flawed, God desires to and does work in and through me.

I came away with the idea that my girlfriends help keep me balanced through their reprimands, prayers, acceptance, and godly examples.

My thoughts are still swirling and will land soon. That’s when I’ll be able to assess what my next steps are.

I do know that I am so grateful for the time, energy and talent that so many ladies gave to make this retreat a success. In fact, I believe that includes each woman. Each woman gave something of herself to make this retreat a connecting time. Thank you all.

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  • 1. Theresa Lindamood  |  . at .

    You did a much better job summing this up than I did! My thoughts are probably not ready to land for awhile! LOL I did post my pics tonight and some thoughts. I feel like I have so many thoughts in me right now that my whole body will explode. That would be a mess! Ha Ha. Even though my brain is overloaded I felt the information was the next key I needed and am so thankful for the information packets to take home and explore later. You and the ladies did a great job and our speaker too! Thank you!


  • 2. lynette  |  . at .

    I’ve made a few notes & done some reveiw. I have tried out Holy Reading & liturgical prayers both of which I like and will explore some more. Holy Reading (at least the one in our retreat supplment guide) is like a mini Bible study. I did like that.
    I am trying the read the Bible in 90 days. I finished Genesis yesterday.


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