If you have never been on a women’s retreat, I highly recommend you go!! This was my first retreat and I must say I had the time of my life. About six months ago I was contacted by Monica from The Bright Bible asking me about teaching at a Bible journaling retreat. When I agreed to go I knew it would be good for me as far as connecting with sharing Bible journaling with others, but I never realized until experiencing the retreat the love I would receive from complete strangers. The bar was set really high for me as to what to expect from women’s retreats in the future.
On Wednesday, my best friend and I left Alabama and drove about 900 miles to Northern Michigan. I really didn’t know what to expect when I arrived other than I would be teaching on Friday. We arrived about 2 AM EST on Thursday morning after passing the driveway and having a off roading experience I am pretty sure neither one of us will ever forget. However, once we arrived we were greeted with much love.
The retreat didn’t start until Thursday evening so we had all day Thursday to explore the small town of Mancelona and get settled into our house. Thursday evening everyone started arriving and it was so much fun getting to meet everyone. On Friday I spent the day teaching “The Basics of Bible Journaling”. We had some of the most amazing food. Saturday was a different experience for me. Instead of teaching all day I got to spend the day experiencing the classes. I learned so much in the three classes that I want to incorporate not only into my Bible journaling but also into my spiritual life.
I returned home from the Ultimate Bible Journaling Retreat with a renewed spirit and deeper love for God. I know the whole time we were there the Holy Spirit was with us and moving through out the retreat. From the music, to the food, to the location and the classes it was all amazing. I can’t wait to go back next year and experience it all again.
To see a video of pictures and video clips from the retreat make sure you head on over to my YouTube channel and check it out here.