This past weekend, I had the privilege to take off to beautiful Black Mountain, NC for a gIRL(girlfriends in real life) get away. These girls are some of your bloggy friends whose posts you read on a regular basis. And what do we all have in common? Our love for Jesus, our Lord.
Over the years, I have been on many church retreats, women's retreats, youth retreats, etc.! I have loved them all and have taken away nuggets of Truth from each. When Elaine called me about this one waaaayyyy last spring, I thought, "Hmmm....another retreat. Well, maybe. At least I would get to spend some time with a few girls whose blogs I regularly read. And, it's not far from my house. And, the price is right. Ok...I'll go."
Fast forward to last Friday. I got to Black Mountain just in time to do lunch with Beth, Lisa, and Karen. We talked and laughed as if we had known each other for years. Beautiful! Then, we headed up to our cabin to check in and get to know some of these ladies who were ready to just love on us and who were so filled with the Holy Spirit! People, God was SO in control of this entire weekend! We truly gave Him all of the glory and praise for this time.
We laughed, cried, worshiped, studied the Word, and prayed. And, prayed some more! And then some more! I'm talking truly authentic praying. Loved it! The sweet aroma of the Lord permeated throughout our cabin. We prayed that we would take it with us to the rest of the camp and then home to share. Because of beautiful weather, we were able to worship outside in the amphitheater. Simply wonderful!
So, if you see a gIRL getaway near you, sign up right away! Y'all, this was such a God-filled weekend! (And so incredibly fun! )
Enjoy the pictures! More on FB. I didn't list all of the gals who were there (and they were just PRECIOUS!)--so see if you recognize them from the pics. Do you all know how long it would take to do links to everyone's blog??? Call me lazy--but honest!