Tuesday, November 2, 2010

October Retreat

I am so glad to finally be back on line.  My computer decided to take a break and I have been so frustrated not being able to talk to each you.

The October Retreat amazed us all as God revealed Himself to each of us....As we studied the Art of the Listening Prayer and how our hearts affect everything to do and say, He guided us through steps of change and spoke to each of us words of conviction and of encouragement.  We ate lots of food, including chocolate, learned visusal journaling, took a hike up the montain, sat around the fire pit and sang songs and ended with communion on Sunday morning before we all said our goodbyes and headed home. 

Mary Freeman was our guest artist.  She did an incredible job as she shared with us her adventures of journaling and then actually took us step by step through the process.  Each gal did a journal page and were amazed at the results....Thank you Mary for sharing your gift with us and being so willing to be open and transparent.  You are a blessing to all you meet. 

It was such a treat getting to meet Mary and Bevie in person.  When they opened the car doors and stepped out, I felt as if I had known them for years.....the hugs and the laughter will stay with me for years to come....and I know I have made life long friends.....Sweet, wonderful gals who love the Lord and are eager to be all He has for them.....What a treat for us that they were able to attend the retreat.....

Here are some pictures from the retreat and if you would like to know more about the retreat or see more pictures, visit http://wwwfootprintstothepottershouse.blogspot.com/    
                                     Friday Night after Dinner

Chefs Paulette and Martha
                           Mary Sharing on Visual Journaling
Mary's Students

Mary Instructing her Students

Two Sweet Sisters, Mary and Bevie

Hike to the Top of the Mountain

Time to Go Home and Practice What we Have Learned

Now I am ready to spend some time catching up with what's been going on with you while I've been away......................................................................................................................................................
Hugs and blessings,


  1. Nancy, this was such an amazing weekend/retreat!
    What you and Pat share is life changing.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Thank you for allowing me to share something that God has used in my life in such a huge way.

    Love you!

  2. What a lovely retreat! You all look like you had so much fun, and I can only imagine the inspiration and art that flowed through!

  3. Your spirits are practically
    leaping off the page!!!
    What a gorgeous bouquet of
    lovely women.
    I can feel the love from here:)

  4. Thanks for the pics and descriptions of your awesome retreat. I feel encouraged just reading about it!

  5. isn't it so lovely to retreat with lovely women?!! i just loooove it & am so happy for you! xo

  6. Now Nancy how did I miss this post?? hhehehe!! I learned so much at the Retreat and am being faithful to my quiet time with God...have gotten many of the books you suggested and have my nose in them everyday...I would encourage anyone who wants to truly be inspired by the presence of God all around them to sign up for one of your Retreats...I'd surely come again..(((Hugs)))
    Do me a favor, have your daughter look at the rings in my Etsy www.bevie.etsy.com and pick one for me to send her!!! love ya!!


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