Monday, October 21, 2013

"Gleaning Gratitude" - Women's Retreat 2013

"Gleaning Gratitude".

Is it possible to be grateful when you've planted flowers, but harvested thistles instead?  Can you glean gratitude from the margins of life's fields that you never cultivated?  Can you choose to joy even when circumstances around you communicate anything but?  Of course you can!

God is the source of all that is good and a heart that is open is a heart that has enough room for thankfulness amidst hurt or confusion or sadness.

Think about that. Open your heart.

That, my friends, was the focus of our retreat this weekend.

Our annual New Zealand District Women's Retreat was held this weekend out at beautiful Mangawhai Heads.  Boy, were we spoiled! Perfect weather, challenging messages by Vicki Moore, mouth-watering food, and the unique fellowship that occurs when godly women share their hearts with one another.

Enjoy some photos!

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