"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.


slipping into a new week

visual journaling demonstration page 

last weekend my church had it's second women's retreat.  our weekends focus was on praise.
we had a wonderful time of worship, solitary time spent with God, and fellowship time in small groups and all together.  

i tell you, we have found a jewel of a place to gather.  Fellowship Valley Christian Retreat Center, in Clarkesville, GA.  there is a wonderful story and history to this special place.  check out their website for more information. 

i still have some time to spend with my journal page.  there is more processing and journaling to do. 

it's a beautiful fall day here in Georgia.  the high will be around 57 i think.  taking today to slowly put away all the supplies i took to the retreat, and slip back into life here, with a greater awareness of God's greatness and presence.  

hey, do you know God know's your name?  he know's everything about you.  nothing is hidden from his eyes.  he sees it all..."even the darkness is light to him".

take some time to read Psalm 139 in the message version if you have it.  you will be blessed!

grace, peace and love to you all!


Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Sounds wonderful...and God was there in your midst, what a joy!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Sounds perfect! Happy relaxing now, Mary!!

Jennifer Richardson said...

peace in these words...just gathering it up and holding
next to my heart
dear and tender
and grateful.
thank you, friend.

Nancy said...

What inspiration you are to me...."you are God's masterpiece" boy did I need to hear that today. Your words have brought me comfort. They feel like a good friends arms all around me...Thank you sweet friend....

Love ya,

rachel awes said...

sending love
to God's beautiful
masterpiece of mary