Women in Christ (logo) Notes from Nancy

What is in a name? Last month we had our seventh Christian Women's Retreat. Some churches have a Christian Women's Conference, but we purposely chose to use the word retreat. One definition of a conference is a meeting of two or more persons for discussing matters of common concern. But our aim is to go beyond that with our retreats. One definition for retreat is a period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, study, and instruction under a director. We strive to do that as a group, with our director being Jesus Christ through His Holy Scriptures. At Sojourn, we have found "a temporary dwelling place along life’s journey," as they describe it on their website. We do not have to journey anywhere to eat or to go to our bed's to rest. We are able to withdrawal from our day to day responsibilities to spend a concentrated period of time building our relationship with Jesus and with others. For me it is encouraging and uplifting. I think if you speak with others who have attended, they would have similar remarks.

We always like to share a taste of our retreat theme on the website the first month after the retreat. While it may not have the same impact as being at the retreat, it gives you a small taste. This year our theme, as so many subjects do, has so much material in the Bible in it, I just get the desire to say "see Bible."

Our theme this year was "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since members of one body you were called to peace." Peace is like a diamond with its many facets that altogether make a beautiful gemstone. Peace is beautiful with its many facets.

Come join us we examine some of the facets of Peace.

Volume 14 Issue 01 | Notes from Nancy | Women in Christ Commentary | Bible Study Guide | Abundance of the Heart | Exhortation | Book Review

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