Monday, August 6, 2007

time well spent

i had a wonderful time this last weekend. i went to a women's retreat held in a great cabin on grand lake, colorado. it was a small group, since we're a small church, but that was one of the reasons it was so nice. the size, the place, the topic discussed, the balance of time spent with the larger group, the small groups, and by myself - all made for an enjoyable weekend.

i left early on friday so i could spend time by myself and in the great outdoors. i had a nice time doing so; sightseeing, hiking, sitting and enjoying my surroundings, and taking pictures.

the retreat was well thought out and went according to schedule. the cabin we stayed in was owned by one of the ladies and it was absolutely incredible. it sat right on the water and had a huge deck with four swinging double chairs. i could have spent the whole weekend on that porch.

the theme of the weekend was 'our journey with God.' there were three sessions, covering our past, present, and future. there was a speaker who spoke for a short time before we each went off to have our own reflection time. we then came back together and separated into small groups of three to discuss the topic and share certain aspects of our alone time. like i said before, it was a good mixture of time spent.

to start off each session, we were asked an icebreaker type of question. i thought they were good, so i'm going to post them tomorrow as a kinda meme. i'll give my answers and if you feel like playing along, you could share your answers. so look for those tomorrow.

here's some of the pictures i took. i did take a lot of the women who were there, but didn't include them here. didn't want to bore you with oodles of pictures. and i love my new little camera - in case you were wondering =]



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11 comments:

Kelli said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful and refreshing time! Such a beautiful place too..thank you for sharing the pictures!
Kelli

Momma Roar said...

I'm so happy you had such a wonderful time - my break was nice too, but I've got nothing on you!! Thanks for sharing those pictures - I can't wait to read the new 'memes' tomorrow!

Lori said...

Looks like you had a refreshing time at the retreat. Those pictures were beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us. I'll look forward to the meme's tomorrow.

Momma Roar said...

LOL - I answered your question!! :D

Penless Thoughts said...

Great pictures. Sounds like a wonderful retreat.
Susan

jennifer said...

I think from the pictures that you were right on. The beauty of the surroundings is awe inspiring!

I love the flowers, and I too would have sat on a rock that long with God!

barb said...

you answered my question about which group you went with. Sounds like a great retreat, good balance, good topic, great scenery. I loved your pictures. And, I like Lady Di!

~Ginger said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! I had a break, but I think it's time for a break in Colorado!

Short Stop said...

This looks wonderful! The pictures are gorgeous! So glad you had such a great time. :)

Ruth said...

What a beautiful place!! It sounds like you had an awesome weekend. You've got a good eye in pictures!!

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Lovely pics, Diana!