Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Time of Refreshing--and Adventure!

     Well, I made it back from another great ladies retreat renewed and revived!  Although, I must admit, I didn't feel very revived when I got home...late nights+early mornings+intensive listening+long drives=tiredness!  But after a night of sleeping in my own bed, I felt much better. 

     It was good to see family there, and also some returning attendees that we see every year.  One of the blessings of the Christian life is that no matter how much time passes, you always feel a certain kinship when you spend time with fellow believers.  Catching up on their past year, sharing struggles and blessings that have happened since you last saw them, and time spent in fellowship are always highlights of the retreat. 

    There was a brand new thing at the camp this year.  Over the summer they had installed a zip line.  So, during free time, my cousin and I accepted the challenge and suited up for the ride!  Here we are almost ready to go:

This is the view from the top of the starting point looking across to the other tower where you end up:
After you climbed the stairs to the top of the tower, the line attendants hooked you to the cable and then off you went!  There was no sharp drop; you just sort of sat down and gravity did the rest.  (Free-fall type rides are NOT something I enjoy!)  You zipped out over the lake and up to the next tower where you were unhooked and climbed down.  There were actually two different lines to ride, a long one and another smaller one.  I did both, and enjoyed it very much.  Plus, the boys were pretty impressed to see how high it was and so they think I'm cooler than ever-haha! 

     As always, the speakers at the conference were a timely blessing to me!  They had so many things to share that one blog post would barely even scratch the surface!  But I did want to share some of the things that I found especially helpful, maybe in a short series of posts.  So be on the look out for those as they show up over the next little while. 
     Well, it's time to get myself out of the air and my feet back on the ground, so I will wrap this post up for now.  Hope everyone has a great day!  Keep looking for the "Lego moments"--sometimes they're even found zipping through the sky! :)

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