I had the best time up in the woods last weekend at our church's impromptu ladies' retreat! Only ten of us ended up going so it was super cozy and we all got to know each other really well. There was crying, there was laughing, there was more eating than is healthy for anyone. It was perfect.
Our theme was "Choosing Joy", which made me think of Ashley. :o) I fumbled through leading a study on "Joy in relationships" which ended up being twice as long as it was supposed to be. (I always do that!!)
I was all about the walks and went out 5 times to enjoy nature and completely fill my memory card with lovely memories. Pam, who owned the adorably vintage cabin warned that there are bears up there, so I like to think that I bravely took my life in my hands to bring you these shots. You're welcome. :o) hehe
One thing I didn't get a shot of? The AMAZING stars!! I stepped out onto the deck one night after everyone else was asleep and I almost fell to my knees at what I saw. Absolutely stunning. I was telling God what a great job I thought he'd done and how much I love him and just as I finished the thought, I saw a shooting star. It kind of felt like he was saying: "ditto". :o) A few moments later I saw what I guess was the most freakishly large/terrifying shooting star I've ever seen. I kind of thought I was going to die. But it was so beautiful!
Don't you love the woods so much?? Aside from the (NW) beach, it is my favorite type of scenery. I spent a lot of time in the woods when I was a little girl, so it felt a little nostalgic to frolic through them again.
Have a fantastic Wednesday, you! And I hope you choose joy today. :O)
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