I just returned from my first ever pastoral retreat – with wives of course since I’m not a pastor.
We went with the other 4 pastors/wives to Heber Springs, AR which is about 90 minutes from LR. We stayed at the Red Apple Inn. It was an inn with beautiful grounds overlooking a lake and beautiful trees and served wonderful food. Seriously, I have had chicken salad, homemade chips, salmon and baked potato, and fried grouper and sweet potato fries. Yummy!
The best part about the retreat was two fold:
1. Getting out of our apartment with boxes around us and everything. We still aren’t quiet settled in and it was good to be free of boxes for a night!
2. Getting to know the pastoral team we will be serving with. It was such a joyful and meaningful sharing time – we laughed and of course cried. I got to know the other pastors and their wives and that was such a blessing. So ready to start serving with them here in our new church. Also, I had people to help with little e.
The worst past about it:
1. My husband gets to stay an extra day for Elders retreat. I got to come home. I am glad that he gets to stay, have a full night’s sleep without little e or me waking him up. And he gets time with these godly men. I don’t like to spend the night away from him. I love king beds and all – but would rather have him to share it with me. He will be back tomorrow and my parents come today – so I am not left alone with baby!
God is good – hope abounds