Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Wonderful God-Filled Weekend!

This past weekend I and 200 other women got the privilege of going down to a little town called Plainwell and spending some time with God! Sue from Praise and Coffee put a retreat together using a "Retreat in a box" from Beth Moore!

I got to room with 3 great ladies, my sister Kam and friends Karen and Amy. We had an awesome time of worship, with a very talented praise band. We began the first session on Friday night and won't you know if God showed all of us right away that he ordained our time there. In our Wednesday morning Bible study group we have been studying 1 John. We had just done chapter 3 on Wednesday. Well guess our text for this weekend - yep you guess it, 1 John Chapter 4! We all looked at each other and were amazed!

I learned to "Love Well" this weekend! One of the songs we sang really touched me too, I think I'll post it Saturday!
My friend Karen is going down to Guatemala with her daughter over spring break. Sue was gracious enough to let her sell some little stuffed monkeys and some delicious see foam to help with cost. She sold all her monkey's and has all the money she needs to go! She was overwhelmed by how God showed her he would take care of it!

My wacky friend Deanna! This retreat just would not have been the same without her! We've retreated together many years now! She gives wonderful hand massages!!!Here's our little group. It's good to see I'm not the only one in the family that blinks in pictures! We were part of a larger group, I just never got us all together! To busy enjoying myself!Sue thanks for listening to God and putting this on!

Oh how could I forget! We also raised money and brought down goodies to be put in bags to give to women in crisis! With the money and goodies they were able to fill 100 bags and still had $500 left over to give the Crisis Center! God is so Good!


Denise said...

Praise God, sounds like an awesome time was had my friend.

Mari said...

It sounds like so much fun! Glad you all could go!

Cheri said...

Sounds like a wonderful time.
How amazing to be able to give that much to the crisis center- wonderful!

Karen Carr Chojnacki said...

Loved spending time with you last weekend.