Adventures in Retreat Planning – Part 2

I promised to bring you along this adventure with me and I have been remiss. This has been a true challenge to my ego. I had challenges to my concept, I had challenges to the location, I had challenges to the choice of speaker, and I lost a key committee leader. But with all the challenges I have seen God bring unexpected answers. Things are shaping up into exciting upgrades from the original plans. This can get confusing when you think things are getting worse and they are actually getting better! 

We have a great facility with more included for less money and a seasoned speaker whose heart is right in line with our vision. We are in the process of planning a social/fundraiser to introduce the retreat concept to our ladies and help financially with easing the cost for everyone.

It’s still all a bit scary and I have trouble leaving the worry behind and fully trusting God’s ability to get us through all the hoops and obstacles. 

Romans 12:9-12 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. NLT

My hope, as I’m pouring my heart into this retreat, is to learn to be loving in my relationship with others. Learning how to think about what will be a blessing for them and not letting my ego get in the way. 

I continue to look forward to the unveiling of God’s design as he helps us along the planning process.

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