March 26, 2010

Taking the long way there...

I decided at the last minute that I wanted to go on the Women's Retreat at my church. So, last Sunday, I signed up online, put all my info in and got super excited!!

During the week, I was asking everyone if they were going, and learned that quite a few of the girls from my homegroup were attending. Knowing that, I arranged for some of us to ride together. I took a half day at work on Friday, and we were off at 2.

Elizabeth met me at my place, we stopped to get Juliann, and then Maegan too in Carp. The roads were going fine traffic-wise until they weren't anymore. Ugh. The traffic was pretty terrible...BUT....the silver lining is that it gave us 5 hours to get to know each other better.

We finally made it to Murrietta a little after 7, and met up with the 700 women that were there for their retreats. There was only about 250 from Reality, but two other churches were at the same spot.

Dinner was decent....and then we went to meet up with everyone for the evening activity and session. The worship was it always is. It's only of my favorite parts of Reality. Britt was our guest speaker, and he recounted that it was his first time to speak to a room full of ALL women. The weekend's theme was Father Heart of God, and we were reading from the Parable of the Prodigal Son. I loved the message, and the way that Britt so passionately told us.

Afterwards, Elizabeth and I found our room, met our other 4 roomies, and then proceeded down to the Hot Springs. We stayed at the Murrietta Calvary Chapel Bible College, and the campus was so beautiful. I'd never seen, or been in a hot spring before, so I was excited about the chance. It was so unreal how wonderfully hot the water was, and that it was all natural.

I could only be in it for about 15 minutes before I called it quits. I settled into my twin bed and looked forward to resting up for tomorrow's day!

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