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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Chillin' like a villain

Just got back this afternoon from the ladies overnight retreat,
and it was.....D-E-L-I-G-H-T-F-U-L!

I only wish we could have stayed one more night! I simply loved sitting around with good friends as we chatted over a delicious meal, laughed as we stuffed our face with brownie-ala-mode, and later sipped on coffee (I think I have a tummy ache!). The fact that it rained the entire time we were there made it all the more cozy and intimate. We had no agenda but to have great conversation and relax. It was like a slumber party since we all sat around in our PJs and all stayed under one roof. The first person went to bed at 9:30 and the last two people went to bed at 2:00 a.m. Bet you can't guess who stayed up the latest!



After checking out of our chalet, we ate a light lunch together and then roamed around the quaint downtown area, perusing the antique stores. It seems that all those who went are already ready for another mountain retreat, so I guess I should look to book another one of these things in the fall, huh? Anyone with me?

You know, this time reminded me of the value and importance of relationships. I crave time with other women and I enjoy hearing their stories of praise and praying with them through pain. It's nice to share your heart with those who honestly care, knowing that they'll lift you up in prayer. Although our conversations were edifying and pure, we did spend some time dishing out our opinions on our favorite actors and movies. Nothing will change my mind...I still hate Napoleon Dynamite, so bite me!

I truly feel that it is through relationships that God is most glorified...it was God's relationship with his own son that brought the Father the most glory. I really am undeserving of any good gift the Lord gives, but it brings me great joy to know that He delights in giving me friends.

FYI.....
Chillin' like a villain = Completely over-glorified way of saying "relaxing at home". It does, however, point out that criminals probably sit around doing nothing pretty much the same way everybody else does. (www.urbandictionary.com)
Hmmmmm......

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Sooooo wish I could have been there! I'm glad you all enjoyed yourself. Miss ya!