Monday, March 26, 2007

Retreat...

Amazing, wonderful, awesome God! Those are the words that just begin to scratch the surface of what I experienced this weekend with the wonderful ladies who attended our Spring Retreat. We shed a whole lot of tears and received very little sleep. Someone asked me today what my favorite part of our weekend together was and after trying to just pick one I said, "looking around the room hours after our service had ended and seeing women huddled together in corners of the room praying together. No one was ever in a hurry to leave. They stayed and stayed. They blessed each other, encouraged each other, cried with each other, and prayed for each other. I am truly not the same. These precious women have touched my life in a way that is difficult to put into words. We went...just as we were...we heard His invitation..."Come to me" and we responded.

I don't have my menu plan ready for the rest of the week. I was tired today but it was a good tired. Thank you to all those who prayed! Your prayers touched many lives.

8 comments:

Tammy said...

Oh wow...you described this so well. I completely wish I had experienced this...hopefully some day. I love it when women of God are real with one another and pray earnestly together like that! How wonderful!
Blessings!

Susanne said...

So exciting, Chris! I love hearing how God moves when women come together to seek Him!

Cyndi said...

What a wonderful update. Just what I was praying for! The kind of response that sends you straight to the Father. Too cool.

janiswrites said...

Wonderful, Chris! It sounds like it went just as God wanted it to. Get some rest so you can get back to normal. Blessings!

meLanie said...

my eyes are still puffy! thank you for being the selfless woman of grace that you are!

Kelly said...

So glad to hear about God speaking and touching lives on your retreat!

The Preacher's Wife said...

I am so glad your retreat went well...I know from experience how nerve wracking it can be until you get there and start 'purging' the Word you've been soaking in for sooo long! :) I am certain our men just do not 'get' how we enjoy crying buckets of tears together, how we don't mind sharing beds, or how much we enjoy staying up til 3 am eating cookies all while we are laughing ourselves stupid. Yeah, it's good for both of us to get away at least once a year..:))

Heth said...

Thank YOU for pouring so much of yourself into the preparation. It was wonderful Chris.