Wow! Amazing! Awesome!................. Oh what a weekend!
The one thing lacking was sleep! It was to amazing to go to bed. It was to awesome to be tired. You looked at the clock thinking 9 pm and it was midnight! Some didn't go to sleep until 3!!! They didn't want to stop fellowshipping even then.
We saw and heard God do some might things. Some just to get people there. Some by providing answers to long sought prayers. Not with word from others often but just a peace and knowledge in their spirit that they didn't have when they arrived.
Tears and laughter flowed the whole weekend. Lives were touched, hearts quickened for the Word, for God. Seeds were sown for greater things. I am excitedly checking off the days until the next retreat. I can't wait!
My girls were wonderful helpers. Wonderful examples of well mannered young ladies. All the young ladies that served were amazing. We had 8 young women that did 90% of the food preparing, cleaning up after and serving. These young women were from 18-8. The food well that deserves a whole paragraph or post!
They feed us so good and so much of it was so healthy. We had Beef tips with brown rice and broccoli the first night. Then a yummy desert. On Sat breakfast was egg casseroles, fruit and not sure what else. We had soup and salads for lunch. The chicken salad was sooooo yummy! The broccoli soup was also good. They fed snacks at ever break. So when supper came around I couldn't even eat the Mexican pile on, which was Frito's, chili, beans, salad stuff ...... it LOOKED yummy but I was so stuffed. Desert was cobbler. Sunday breakfast was granola, bagels and fruit. Lunch was chicken alfredo. I keep saying "It was so good" to all the food, but it really was!!!
We had our retreat at the Heart of TX Encampment. I can't say enough nice things about the place. The grounds are beautiful, the buildings well cared for. I would highly recommend this place for a retreat. Summer looks like they would have lots of stuff to do like swimming and such.
Now it is time for me to return to reality. Back to school and kid issues and other fun things like mud and milk cows. It was a nice break to refresh and renew. We are all getting back to "normal" around here.