This is the second year I have gone on retreat with the women from my church. This church continues to astound me with the abundance of women who are kind and loving, and the lack of gossip and cliques. And not only that but the participation is huge…everyone seems to go to everything…and everyone seems to be so supportive of each other. The first year I was convinced it was just something I wasn’t seeing, but now i know that it is our pastor’s wife (Karen) who works VERY hard at creating this kind of atmosphere.
Simply put: it is amazing.
This year we went to a camp I had never been to before: Thousand Pines It was gorgeous, the grounds were maticulously kept, and the staff was BEYOND helpful and above and beyond on everything. I loved it. I hope we go back here again next year!
Here were some of my favorite parts:
A getting to know you game that had everyone running and laughing!
The group (almost all of us)
The “blessing tree”.
The group of us riding the bus
Jeanne and I. My sweet (new) dear friend from my bible study and my buddy for the weekend