Monday, February 1, 2010

Ladies Retreat

Went to our church's annual ladies retreat and had a great time! It was my first night away from Eden - 14 months - I was ready but I did miss the little booger and the big booger too!

The speaker was great, the small group sang beautifully, I didn't pass out while leading the worship sessions (though I thought I was going to during the first one!), the food was yummy, growing relationships was fabulous and I'm already looking forward to next year!

The only thing I'd change is getting a good night's rest. I think I built up the fact that I wasn't going to be sleeping in a house with two kids that wake up. Too much pressure to get a full night's sleep and to sleep in.... yeah, didn't fall asleep till 1:45 a.m. and then up about 7:15 a.m. - YUCK!! Oh well! I'm hoping to go on a little trip with Neil sometime during May so I'll just have to make up for it then =)

My favorite part of the speaker's words of wisdom was when she spoke of us really living in the midst of spiritual warfare. She spoke of Satan so realistically like he was standing right there. He doesn't cringe at church attendance but at our relationship and lives being transformed. I've been moved to start a prayer chain for our kiddos because we need to be fervently in prayer for each other's little ones. They need prayer for protection and guidance and we need to get on it asap! Let me know if you'd like to take part. You don't have to be a mother yourself, just willing to lift a child up in prayer.


Aubrey said...

I totally agree with you. I have already started praying that God will prepare Lyla's future friends. That she will be surrounded my young people who have a heart for Jesus.

Jayme said...

I think that's a great idea! I'd love to join a prayer chain.

Beth M said...

That's so funny! I just wrote all of the parents of the other 8th graders talking to them about praying for our kiddos! It's neat that we walked away with the same idea...must be a God thing!!

Tara aka "Mama Koala" said...

I'm commenting late, but would love to participate! Let me know.