It happened.

After months of planning, hundreds of e-mails sent and even more decisions made, the first-ever Five Minute Friday Retreat took place this past weekend.

 

Photo Credit: LeeAnn G Taylor, www.leeanngtaylor.com

Photo Credit: LeeAnn G Taylor, www.leeanngtaylor.com

Twenty women from all over the place gathered together in a quiet neighborhood near Nashville.

 

Photo Credit: Mary Geisen, passagethroughgrace.com

Photo Credit: Mary Geisen, passagethroughgrace.com

Photo Credit: Mollie Hardman, faithinplainsight.com

Photo Credit: Mollie Hardman, faithinplainsight.com

And it was a gift.

On so many levels.

I’ll admit, I didn’t really know what to expect.

Turns out that’s the best way to go, since it leaves the door wide open for God to blow you away.

 

Photo Credit: Mollie Hardman, faithinplainsight.com

Photo Credit: Mollie Hardman, faithinplainsight.com

 

We made fast friends. We found heart sisters.

 

Photo from Mollie Hardman, faithinplainsight.com

Photo from Mollie Hardman, faithinplainsight.com

 

I could go on and on about what a gift this past weekend was, but I’d rather let you read about it from the others who were there.

Click the links below and find out what the Five Minute Friday Retreat meant to them.

But be careful: It might just blow you away.

 

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8 thoughts on “on the gift of gathering {a special edition five minute friday *retreat* link-up}

  1. God definitely did blow me away! Whatever I expected when I came was not what I wound up leaving with, in such a beautiful way. He moves and works in the most unexpected of ways, doesn’t He?

    I struggled to put into words my reaction to last weekend, because it was something beyond words, in a way. But you’ve done a great job here!

  2. Thanks so much, Kate – for your words here, for your words in emails and on Voxer, for your leadership, for your commitment to see this through. It was a glorious weekend and I’m certain that God was smiling on us all!! Love you!

  3. Amen to being blown away! I love how God showed up big and poured exactly what we needed into each of us. For me, I felt a sense of brave that I have not experienced before and it was amazing. Leading a devotional was mind blowing!!! Thank you for choosing to say “yes” when the question about a retreat was asked. I loved the emails and working with you and the rest of the team. Love you!!!

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