Sunday, November 11, 2012


"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
- Colossians 3:17
This weekend for the first time in my life I went to a fall retreat with my church! A moment I've been so excited for for the longest time! It was absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect weekend! It was a weekend of renewal for me, confirming my place in the Kingdom of God and feeling completely at place and welcomed by my small group who I have come to absolutely love this past weekend!
Everything was perfect. The weather was perfect, the leaves were beautiful, the people were welcoming and my mind was in the right place. I couldn't stop thanking God throughout the whole weekend for making me see the power of his love. We all go through difficult times and these past few weeks I've been really struggling with feeling wanted and accepted and I thank God so much for my beautiful small group for making me feel just that and knowing that I am indeed loved beyond compare.
I'm crying now in happiness because I know now that along with God's love I have the love of these wonderful girls that He's put in my life. He couldn't have timed it more perfectly. A common thing we talked about this weekend was how powerful and amazing God is for creating all these things around us. Like the song by Gungor "He makes beautiful things out of dust. He makes beautiful things out of us."
We kept on being awestruck over how beautiful God made everything for us this weekend. Without cell phones. Without worrying about boys. Without thinking about school. There were no distractions. Only God. Our eyes were opened to see all the beauty: the beauty of the leaves on the ground and the feeling of the sun on our skin, and the beauty of all the stars at night...which you never get to see in the suburbs...
Everything was just a blessing! I hope to keep this spiritual high up forever and make sure it lives on past this weekend and with the help of my small group, I really think it's possible.

So that pretty much sums up my weekend!
I hope you all have had an equally amazing weekend as well!


  1. Awesome! sounds like a blast! i want to go


  2. fantastic - cool you had loads of fun!!