I spent Friday afternoon until mid-day Sunday at the beautiful Ashley Inn in Cascade, Idaho
where I led a women's retreat. It's been several years since I led a
retreat (I took a hiatus when my mom's health made it more difficult to
travel), and what a pleasure it was to be able to do it again. I am
always blessed by the time I spend with my sisters in Christ.
it wonderful how as a follower of Jesus, that no matter where we go, we
always have brothers and/or sisters who will love us and who we can
love in return? I arrived at the inn not knowing a single soul among
the 50+ women who were there. I returned home with many precious
memories and many new friends. I laughed. I cried. I was silly. I ate
way too much and exercised way too little. I even played a word game
that brought out the competitive side in me (my team won!). I came home
exhausted but filled up with the joy of the Lord. God always knows what
we need, doesn't He? I needed this weekend.
I love you, LORD; you are my strength.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the strength of my salvation, and my stronghold.
I will call on the LORD, who is worthy of praise. (Ps 18:1-3a)