I disappeared because I went to a Christian woman's retreat up in the north woods of my home state. It was wonderfully...peaceful. My initial thoughts revolved around the fact the they had a zipline, and kayaks, a hay ride and some pretty scrumptious food. And, those things were fantastic. I did zipline for the first time (4 times in fact!), I learned how to paddle board, I kayaked..and I did eat.
But, if you asked me what my favorite thing of all was right now... I would honestly answer the singing at chapel. We had two chapel services each day all weekend...I eagerly waited for the moments when we told to sing. My favorite hymn of all was He Will Hold me Fast...each night I fell asleep humming it and woke up to it still.
I went down to the lake in the morning before breakfast - alone. Somehow I was the only one who decided to do it... I don't know how, but it was so special for me. The fog literally danced off the lake and I would sit on the dock listening to the quiet.
The speaker encouraged us all to have a small goal for the weekend, and to write it down. Then, after the message was given, she threw us a loop by telling us to tell the two people beside you what your goal was. My goal for the weekend was to cry... And, technically, I didn't meet the goal, but I guess what I should have written was SOB bc I think that's what I really meant. But still.
I met some wonderful ladies, adopted a grandma for keeps, learned some things, but mostly, saw that He will hold me fast. Christ will hold me. I'm precious in His sight, and so are you.
So, these were my camp thoughts.....
did you go on a retreat this year?
what were your thoughts??
p.s. sorry for the iphone photos...I didn't want to use the camera lol