Weekend Women’s Retreat

This weekend, I had the opportunity to go on a Women’s Retreat with my church. It was a lot of fun to be with other women of all ages and to connect with people I don’t see as often, while enjoying a time with good friends, too!

My friend Shelly hosted a seminar on blogging at the retreat! Here she is after the seminar. I learned a few things from her this weekend, such as that she is my IRL (“in real life”) friend. She is a writer and has a wonderful blog that she keeps regularly updated (unlike some bloggers!), so it’s very fun to keep up with her.

The retreat was very well planned and organized. We were provided with wonderful lessons from the book of John (“Finding Jesus in the Stuff of Life”), given optional seminars to attend (on blogging, evangelism, contentment, children, and creating beauty in our homes), fed often and well with large meals and bountiful snacks and plenty of soft drinks and water around us at all times. It was a beautiful retreat center and spa, very relaxing and comfortable.

I’m thankful for times of refreshment from busy lives to remove distractions and regain focus on what is most important. I need to reflect on how to bring more of that rest into each day!

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