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Womens Retreat Thoughts

I have to admit that my impression of retreats are not super great.   Coming from a youth of summer camps and winter retreats, I have this idea stuck in my head about that sort of thing- no sleep, bad food, awkward small groups, and ‘the cryer’.  If you’ve been to enough retreat centers you know what I mean.

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised this weekend.  I shared the stage with Beth- she played piano, me on guitar and we traded off leading songs.  It worked beautifully- she and I share a common heart about leading worship and we both got to bring new songs to the table and learn from eachother.

I introduced ‘The Desert Song’ to the ladies- it was a hit.  The chorus of that song is so anthemic, and it really resonated with the group.  Another song that had an impact was a part of a song by Lifehouse.  I’m not sure if it was the chorus or the bridge, I’ve actually never heart the recorded song- but we sang it as a tag to the song ‘Save Me’ from  Enter the Worship Circle.   The lyrics are:

“How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?
Cause you’re all I want, You’re all I need
You’re everything, everything”

Overall I had a great time. The small groups were actually small, people listened to each other, I got a good nap saturday afternoon. But the food still sucked. I guess you can’t have everything!

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