Saturday, March 6, 2010


This weekend has been wonderful, so far. Last night, Mama and I headed to Beech Springs, a great camp site and center for retreats and other events for a women's retreat. The theme for this weekend was "Refine, Refresh, Refill" and it was awesome. Above is a picture of beautiful daffodils and camellias. Gotta love flowers! They make everything look beautimous! :)
Here's a picture of most of the ladies that were there. I love this picture. Mary is to my left on the front row. She and her family are our wonderful family friends. She always tells us, "we're family." So sweet. To my right is Jennifer. We pretty much grew up together, went to school and church together. Glad we got to spend time together! Behind me is my sweet Mama! :) I could say SO many other sweet things about all the other ladies behind me. Most of them, I have known all my life and have made an impact on my life in some way or another. What a blessing it was to be at this retreat and a blessing it is to know these ladies!

Under His Wings, a wonderful trio, came and sang for us. We enjoyed having them and getting to know them too! What talent they have!

The speaker for the weekend was a sweet lady, Wendy. Oh what a heart for God she has! WOW! She shared her heart with us. We all loved it very much.

This is Wendy and Christy, our pastor's wife. Oh, and Christy is just precious too.
Wendy was not only our speaker, but the cool thing is that Wendy and Christy are best friends and have been for 30 years! So sweet!

Speaking of best are 2 best friends, Mama and Mary! A couple of my favorite ladies!

Me and my adorable Mama

After our first session, we played a couple of games that caused all of us to just crack UP laughing! I mean, all of us were about to burst we were having so much fun! It was great!

Stephanie, Kim, and Eloise

Lynda, Anita, Deanna, Janet, and Brenda before our morning session.

I love this picture of Under His Wings (Monica, Harriet, and Cecile). I told them this pic needed to be their album cover whenever they make one! Hopefully someday they will! :)
Jennifer and me...ooh what hilarious memories we have! :)
Here's Jennifer's Mama, Camille, and of course my Mama, Kathy! We love our Mamas! Jennifer and Camille roomed with Mama and I. We laughed. EVEN MORE after we got in our room! HA! We did have a wonderful time. We definitely made memories to say the least. You know what I love? I just love when God shows me something so clearly and I just love to be in the presence of God. It is the best thing ever. The Lord has blessed me in so many ways, even in times of trouble or hard times. We all need to learn how to THANK the LORD for everything He gives us. He is good and His love does endure forever and ever! I will leave you with one passage of scripture that really spoke to my heart last night and today. May it bless ya'll today.

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith-of greater worth than gold which perishes even though refined by fire-may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:6-9


Laurie said...

Looks like a great time! Beech Spring looks REALLY nice now!

Mike, Kacy & Wells said...

I went to Beech Springs every summer from 1st grade until my sophomore year. So many memories!!!! I agree with Laurie - it looks much nicer than it used to - do you remember the "Jimmy Goad" trailers that were painted all different colors up in the woods that we had to stay in??