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Monday, May 19, 2008

Renewed, re-engergized........WOW Retreat

The registration table.

Tina Fox and me.


Lorena Glick leading the Saturday session.

The ladies from PNG.

Kinza bringing greetings from our sisters in Papua New Guinea.


This past weekend, I attended the annual Women of Worth retreat directed by Lorena Glick. What a terrific time it was. The sessions were informative and challenging (all relating to staying connected with our sisters in Christ). The speakers were gifted (Sheila Wolf and Sarah Fry are great favorites of mine). The music was lovely. The concert with the Keelings was awesome. The Sunday morning service and prayer time were the highlight of the retreat. Sarah's solo violin rendition of "Be Still my Soul" brought tears of worship and shivers of delight at the sheer beauty.

The contributions of the ladies' delegation from Papua New Guinea were so inspiring. These lovely women from across the globe were used by the Lord to challenge me. When they led in prayer, it seemed as if we were enclosed in the holy mist of Mt. Sinai. What a great experience.

As usual, the girlfriend chatter, happy chaos of laughter and ping pong made the dorm a fun place after the nightly sessions. The staff at Heartland Conference and Retreat Center served delicious meals. The company of friends and the gracious presence of God made the 2008 retreat a truly unforgettable time.

6 comments:

  1. Would have loved to have been there! Glad you had a good time.

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful time...I would love to attend a WOW retreat! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

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  3. Valerie,
    It was so great!!! Nice to visit with you too!

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  4. Oh yeah... And I really enjoyed your part about blogging. It was fantastic!

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  5. I am so glad I got to go and the time that I was able to spend with you and the other ladies was so refreshing. God is so good. Love ya lots

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  6. Valorie,
    So enjoyed reading your blog. Could you send me an invite to the pastor's wife connection blog site? My e-mail is rachaelmccreery@yahoo.com I was inspired by your session on blogging. See you at camp! Rachael

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