March 27, 2010

Retreating and Sonic!

I set my alarm for 630 this morning because I had no idea how long it was going to take all 6 of us to get ready with just one shower. Turns out that it wasn't an issue in the slightest, so I ended up taking my time getting ready.

We met up with everyone for our breakfast in the line outside the main dining area. There was several women who brought their nursing infants...and Christina was one of them. We were happy to see Layla in the line as she just brings smiles to all of our faces!

At breakfast, I thought that I'd try something that I hadn't ever done before....and that was to peel an orange. I am not really sure how I've managed to make it this long without doing it either, but it's true. But, not anymore!! I didn't know how to start, and didn't get any help, as my fellow table mates were having too much fun watching me try to figure it out.

I did get some of the fruit out, and I actually ate half of it too!! Yeah, go me!

The morning worship service, was again, awesome, and then we got to choose 2 workshop sessions. I attended one on Purity and the other on The Heart of a Busy Woman. They were both great, but I especially liked April. She was a really great teacher and loved her message. I think I found my favorite Bible verse from her talk.....well, favorite for now. I'm not known to just have one favorite.

Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is near.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

After our sessions, we had about 5 hours of free time before dinner. Caitlin, Elizabeth and I walked over to the bookstore, and then sat out on the lawn for a bit to read. It was actually so hot that after a bit, we had to move into the shade.

Christina and Layla stopped to say hi to us before they headed home. So glad that we get to hang out with Christina and her little girl every Wednesday!

Oh, did I mention that when we were driving into the campus last night, one of the girls in the car spotted a SONIC? Hooray!!! I got so excited!! I couldn't stop talking about it, and so we decided to take a walk and go over to check it out. It was Elizabeth and Caitlin's first time.

We ran into Juliann there, and I was a super happy girl after getting my Route 44 Cherry Limeade! Woohoo!!

We had a little bit more time to kill, and so 3 of us headed into Temecula to check it out. We found the Old Towne area and strolled around a bit. It was a super cute area, but oh boy, was it warm!!

I was very thankful to live where I did because the 80 degree weather was just a little bit too much for me! Ha!

I loved all the different soda bottles in this Old Town Root Beer store.

We took a rest on some hand made glider chairs. The wood was so fresh that there was still growths on them! Surprisingly, they were pretty comfy!

We got back to campus for dinner, and the evening service. Carol from Reality Ventura delivered a wonderful 2nd part of our Prodigal Son series. The worship was phenomenal! I wish that I could go to a worship service like that every night.

Instead of the hot springs, tonight we tried out the large Roman style bath jacuzzi and played Uno. Elizabeth had Uno H2O cards and so that was pretty fun.

I enjoyed my special treat cookie back at the room before turning in after a long day. I'm so happy that I came to this retreat!!

1 comment:

Marisa said...

i have those same verses from philippians on my fridge...i love the reminder that submitting your anxieties to the Lord results in peace that guards your hearts & minds. such a great God we serve! :)