My bible class (Caleb) went on a retreat down in Sterling, VA for the weekend. It was spiritual, knowledgeable and very enjoyable.
The first night was a meet and greet in our teacher’s room Lynn Freeman. We were greeted at the door with Hugs and Kisses chocolate drops from Liz Queen (far right) and a welcome by Robin Yeldell (center), also presented to us by Lynn was a gift of a t-shirt with the class name and bible verse “Give Me This Mountain” Joshua 14:12 along with a copy of the Amplified Bible (I have been wanting a copy of this bible, but have not hand the funds to get a copy, OH GOODY).
And what is a meet and greet without food.
We had a great night, put turned in early since we were having a sunrise service 6:30 that morning.
During our early morning worship, Lynn was reading a scripture of all Gods creatures and look who joined us for the worship but one of God’s creature a duck. After the worship we were given rocks to paint to symbolize God’s earth.
I would like to go on and on about the retreat, put this would be a very long blog so I will take you over to my presentation. There was not any set agenda, but all of us gave a presentation and it was amazing how everything present just fell into place. My presentation was about documenting this retreat with a quilt. I made signature blocks before I left home, but did not have a real presentation other then passing out the blocks and asking the members to write what they feel. While we were at breakfast something just came to me that I could read to represent not only the quilt but the feel of the day. I read “A Quilt of Holes”, the poem has always touched my heart and was appropriate for the presentation.
I am hoping to finish this quilt by September when our Sunday School class will meet again. It will be the signature blocks along with pictures from the retreat.
I Believe In The Power of Pray.
The Slow Quilter