Friday, November 09, 2012

Relaxed ladies (Part I)

An idea and conviction from Nyree, months ago and once-postponed, finally came to fruition this weekend in the form of a Ladies' Retreat. The idea was to get a group of ladies together to come away and relax, spending time in the Word, with the Lord and with each other. Our chosen venue, Glenburn Lodge, looked a little, er, rustic...but after two hours of Liz and I fluffing pink tablecloths and wrapping serviettes and blowing up balloons, we had a stunning meeting and eating area in which to spend the bulk of our time.
Our ladies started arriving around 6 or 7 pm and were welcomed by Liz, with instructions to make bandannas to be worn in the style of the Sound of Music for the duration of the evening...along with six pegs and a list of taboo words which, if uttered, would cost the orator a peg (husband, children, housework, ironing and cooking were on the list of unmentionables...we wondered how ever we would have any conversations without using these forbidden words!).  After everyone had settled in we had a short time of worship, then Nyree shared parts of her testimony with a strong focus on "trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding" (Prov 35). 

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