Friday, May 1, 2009

Retreat and Advance

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Today I am heading to the Oregon Coast for our annual church Ladies’ Retreat. I’m riding with a dear friend and our pastor’s wife. We will have a lot of fun along the way as we chat and laugh and anticipate time away from the responsibilities of home. We are returning to the conference center where we were last year. I shared photos and told you about it here when I returned home a year ago. The conference center is just across the highway from the beach. It is a beautiful place at the edge of the forest – filled with huge trees and root formations. . .

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Flowering vines. . .

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And wildflowers of all kinds.

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I’m looking forward to some rest and relaxation and a chance to meet new friends and catch up a bit with the ‘old’ friends. But the best will be the times of refreshing as we worship, learn from the Word of God and apply what we learn to everyday life. It will be a retreat – a chance to step back for a time. And when we come home it will be time to advance – time to move forward again.

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8 comments:

  1. I hope you have a wonderful time! God always has something special planned for retreat time.
    xo Lidy

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  2. I can't believe it's been a year already since that post! I hope you have a wonderful time of refreshing fellowship. ;)

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  3. I think a retreat is just what I need. It sounds wonderful:>) The trees and flowers are so beautiful, Have a wonderful time Adrienne!

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  4. This is fascinating, have a great time!

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  5. Oh, yes..I so remember you going last year and had such a good time. I know you will again.
    Happy weekend..
    xo bj

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  6. Hi Adrienne
    I hope you have a wonderful time! That is such a beautiful part of the country too.
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  7. I love wildflowers, Adrienne. Praying you will have a wonderful time of relaxation and fun.

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  8. Some great photos here with geat compositions. Hope you have a wonderful time at the retreat.

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