The blog has been silent....because I did this Friday - Sunday.....up in the Sierra Nevadas. Note all retreat photos were shamelessly taken from the PWOC album Rachel created.
|Brittany drove me up and Rachel is an adopted daughter|
|Katie and Me|
Katie had planned some truly fun games and even a DIY pendant craft! All great fun.
|Stephanie led worship|
|F: Jen, Stephanie, Me, Katie|
B:Rachel, June, Mindee, Victoria, Tiffany, Lisa, Brittany (Hope had to leave)
"I have never - ever......"
|Stephanie and Me|
|Victoria - a ministry mentor|
Victoria spoke to us about the ministry of Presence, transformation, and how to SHOW Up and Smile....it was profound. I'll share bits and pieces in the days to come - but at this point I'm processing and letting the seed take root.
Victoria had flown from her brother's funeral on Tuesday to us....please pray for her as you read this.
These girls - I took for the picture for them - but I want to save a copy too. All dear women. All but Sarah were ministry partners last year on the board. They are the real deal. It was a grace gift from God to know them in our last ministry assignment with the Air Force.
|Jen, Sarah, Katie, Stephanie, Rachel|
|I just don't know WHY they do these things..... ::wink::|
And so - when Brittany and Sarah dropped me off at the trailer - everyone else was still at church. I gathered Yuuki and went for a 5 mile walk. This gave me time to process I am exactly where God has placed me for this season, I joy in this season and a few of the thoughts from the retreat. I played the Boo Yay game.....
|Lower Blackwelder Lake|
|Sutter Butte - America's shortest Mountain range - for real|
|Upper Blackwelder Lake|