New Experience

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

This weekend, I'm going to try something new. After attending our church and being members for almost two years, I'm actually going to participate past the Sunday morning attendance or afternoon picnic. Previously it worked well to hide behind prior commitments. But the ruse is up.

I'm committing to driving two hours away from my babies and my love, for two days. Just writing that makes me anxious, but I know they'll be in good hands and I know God wants my presence at this women's retreat.

I'm fairly certain that if two of my great girlfriends weren't going though, I would have easily passed. I would have just said:

"Whoops, I missed the registration, again."
"Oops, I forgot to get my money in, again."
"Dang, Tony has hockey the whole weekend, again."

I'm remaining strong on this one though, even as I think of opportunities for the devil to steal this from me, and I'm almost certain there will be some form of attack, I'm making this retreat!


Bethany said...

I feel jealous that you get a full weekend with girlfriends and God. I would feel anxious too, but enjoy your time away!!
I will be praying for a smooth weekend for your whole family!

Linnea said...

I always have a hard time leaving for retreat, but about halfway through Saturday morning, I suddenly realize that I needed it, and that it's worth a couple days away to intentionally seek after God...

Adrienne said...

That's so awesome! You're going to feel so refreshed and centered. I wish our church did retreats like that! And I know what you mean about the enemy stopping you, I definitely feel that too when planning something like this. It's amazing how much will "come up".


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