31Days: First Pastoral Retreat (12)

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I just returned from my first ever pastoral retreat – with wives of course since I’m not a pastor.

We went with the other 4 pastors/wives to Heber Springs, AR which is about 90 minutes from LR.  We stayed at the Red Apple Inn.  It was an inn with beautiful grounds overlooking a lake and beautiful trees and served wonderful food.    Seriously, I have had chicken salad, homemade chips, salmon and baked potato, and fried grouper and sweet potato fries.  Yummy!

The best part about the retreat was two fold:

1.  Getting out of our apartment with boxes around us and everything.  We still aren’t quiet settled in and it was good to be free of boxes for a night!

2.  Getting to know the pastoral team we will be serving with.  It was such a joyful and meaningful sharing time – we laughed and of course cried.  I got to know the other pastors and their wives and that was such a blessing. So ready to start serving with them here in our new church. Also, I had people to help with little e.

The worst past about it:

1.  My husband gets to stay an extra day for Elders retreat.  I got to come home.  I am glad that he gets to stay, have a full night’s sleep without little e or me waking him up.  And he gets time with these godly men.  I don’t like to spend the night away from him.  I love king beds and all – but would rather have him to share it with me.  He will be back tomorrow and my parents come today – so I am not left alone with baby!

God is good – hope abounds

2 Responses

  1. Amelia

    Glad you got to have a nice little getaway and get to know the other people you will be serving with. Praying for you guys!