Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Womens Retreat

Seriously. Great time.

Started with a meet up at the church and arranged car pools. The people I rode with rock! Hi girls!

We had a blast driving up and we found a cute little diner to eat dinner. After dinner as we got close to the retreat place, we saw a deer. We slowed down and turned the lights on and then we saw 8 deer! In the fog and totally beautiful! Soooo cool. It was like God was saying "hello my children, I am here and ready to talk to you! It was just one of many cool moments. Lots of singing and worshipping and sometimes things didn't go the way we wanted but boy, God was everywhere.

What did I learn? Hmmmm, God wants an intimate relationship with me. Me! How cool is that? I really think that everyone heard Him differently, which is the way it is supposed to be. Anyway, I just find it awesome that the God who created me in such an intricate way, wants to be my friend. We were encouraged to pray about everything, not to hesitate at all. When things just come to your mind and you have no idea why , just pray about it. Talk to Him like you would a friend. He knows your heart, no need to hide things from him. I think when you can get to the point where you are really honest with him, you find peace. And that my friends, is an awesome feeling.

I learned that people who once seriously intimidated me are no better than me. I sometimes have felt that there are some church members (this is not just my church, this has been at any church I have ever attended) who are just so much spiritually better than me. What a yucky attitude. We are all sinners and are all working to be closer to God. If this doesn't make sense, I am sorry. We talked about how sometimes its hard to be friends. Friendships take time and energy. Unconditional friendship and not only do I want unconditional friends, I want to be an unconditional friend to others.

Lisa Whelchel also talked to us about meditating on scripture. She gave us some examples of verses and how she chooses a word that she finds interesting and just prays about it, thinks about its meaning, how its used in the bible and how it relates to her. It was quite eye opening and I appreciate it.
I made some new friends and its cool how some of our lives interact in such ways that its amazing that I had never met these people.

I was very hesitant to go. Ladies, if you ever have the opportunity, GO. Sign up. Arrange your schedule. Plan on being blessed.


Carol said...

That is so cool! We are having one at our church, but nothing as grand as this!!! Glad you had a great time!

annb said...

Hi Amy,
thanks for visiting me even though I've not been to see you in quite some time. I'm going through a lot of changes in my life and have kind of set aside blogging and blogsurfing for a while.
I see that you're doing WW - me, too! I'll be praying for you!
In His Love and Blessings,