This team has combined many, many years of various retreat ministries, but the model and vision actually came out of a girlfriends’ weekend in a cabin on a tree lined spring-fed creek in West Texas. The common thread for us girlfriends was our love for Christ. The pink t-shirts we decorated with crosses and ribbon helped us keep a close eye on one another during our shopping excursion to a nearby town and gave us a witness opportunity to anyone who asked about them. We toured a monastery, shopped for vintage treasures, ate Mexican food, and laughed a lot. The rest of the weekend saw us giving testimony to God’s goodness around the fireplace, singing a few songs, having a short devotional, and lingering over a blessed cup of coffee under the canopy of hundred year old pecan trees.
It’s impossible to meet at that place or recreate that weekend, but this ministry offers women a time away from pressures at home in a beautifully serene setting. Women attending this retreat can find a remnant of that weekend in that remote cabin: creating something, shopping in a boutique, eating good food, belly laughs, fantastic music, hearing testimony of God’s goodness, and a good cup of coffee.
The vision and goal of this ministry is to connect, encourage, release, and launch women into that place of being the women they were created to be.
|We believe in God, the Father almighty,|
creator of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic (*universal) Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
|*”When the creed states, “I believe in the holy catholic church,” it refers to the universal church rather than a specific branch of Christianity. The word catholic comes from the Greek word katholikos which means “universal” or “general.” |
The ancient text reads “catholic,” meaning the whole Church as it confesses the wholeness of Christian doctrine.”
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|“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, |
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn, and provide
for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of joy instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.”