On arriving to our church's annual Women's Retreat, my spirit was tired and my body was needing rest. On returning home from the retreat, my spirit felt revived, but my body still needed a nap.
We had a wonderful time. The Lord is so faithful. He always takes my small offering and multiplies it into the more-than-enough that He provides. Everyone who was able to attend "caught" the transforming power of eucharisteo - the thanksgiving, grace, and joy. It was so amazing to see the light bulbs go on above their heads. I couldn't have been happier. To see my friends fall in love with Ann Voskamp and her book was priceless. Jesus spoke His love to each lady and the joy filled the room. There were almost a dozen new Gift Lists started this weekend!
I can't think of a better book to take along on a girl's getaway weekend! I highly recommend it!
So now, back to reality. Fortunately, my new reality contains the tools I need to live with a thankful heart, receiving all that God has for me as a gift of grace, and the joy of His presence. Bring it on!