You all should know me well enough by now to know that it has to be something REALLY important to drag me away from my beloved NCAA football games on Saturday.
Being invited to speak at a ladies' retreat IS that important.
Here we are, "Team Retreat." Shelli, on the left, is the self-appointed agent, photo journalist, and chauffeur. Yours truly in the center is the speaker. Julie, on the right, is the praise and worship leader. We made a great team, at least we thought we did.
We arrived early to set up before the ladies' came. Then we sat to visit and wait - - -
(I've known Julie since she was a preschooler.)
Here we are enjoying a comedy video and waiting for our turn to go "on."
Julie's turn came first.
She is a very talented little lady, and gives those talents to the Lord with a glad heart.
Then it was my turn to share on the theme of "Hidden Treasure."
The ladies' were a very open and receptive audience. I feel honored to have been given this opportunity.
After a full day of "retreating," I was a bit giddy. (I know you're SHOCKED to hear that!)
Before we left, each lady received her own little treasure chest as a reminder of things learned.
In each chest were sample treasures, both those that last and those that don't.
Tomorrow I will post some pictures of the fun we had on the way home, so stay tuned!