It’s looking like we’ll be staging our own Exodus…
I can not even begin to tell you how completely thrilled I am over the registration for our church’s womens’ retreat this year. 48 women have decided they are ready to Get Over It!
Did I mention there were 48 of us? As in almost half of 100. In Roman there are L. In Greek there are. Oh yes, girls. I am internationally happy about the 50. Considering this is roughly half of our town’s population, I imagine the grocery store and four-way stop will be significantly quieter once the last husband’s wallet has been plundered and we head on our way.
Obviously I can’t wait for the time together in God’s Word. There is nothing more powerful than a group of women who set apart a weekend to meet with the highly exalted Living One. My prayer is that we will look into the mirror of scripture and not walk away still looking a wreck. Oh yes, we have some primping to do, spiritually and physically speaking.
That primping will not be hard to accomplish as we break open this while we relax here. And eat here. And shop here. And take a break here before we return here.
I am positively giddy about this whole trip and just had to go ahead and release some of my squeals before my head popped off.
In other news, I have to share with you that I told my friend Brooke via text this morning that I dreamed about my dog Daisy last night. In this dream, there was a lion in my yard and Daisy and the lion were fighting over a piece of steak. I kept yelling to her, “Daisy, it’s a LION honey! You can’t win. Let him have it! But she kept fighting and fighting until eventually the lion killed her.
Now I’ll really freak you out.
Tonight I told the kids to go feed the dog and one of the boys who shall remain nameless asked, “Did you buy her more food yet?” To which I replied, loudly and with concern, “NO one told me she was out of food?!”
“Oh, ummm, we thought we told you.”
Well they didn’t and after further investigation, I discovered the dog has not eaten in 2 1/2 days. 2 1/2 whole stinkin’ days!! We jumped in the car to run to the store and buy some food. I’m ashamed to say I blew it with the kids by yelling about giving the dog away for the trip there and back. (And any comments about our pet neglect are not welcome here. It was an honest mistake, thankyouverymuch.) With all that said, there were three repentant boys in the backyard tonight petting the hound out of the hound dog. I think she’s hoping they starve her more often for all the attention she got in return.
But, back to my dream. Do y’all think it was prophetic? Do you think God was trying to tell me Daisy was hungry enough to fight a steak from a lion and I just wasn’t listening? (I’m kiddin’ y’all. I’ve a ways to go before I dye my hair purple and buy myself a golden throne.) But seriously, that’s freaky isn’t it?
And considering how my dreams are increasingly getting weirder, I can’t decide if I need to sleep less or more.
Tonight I vote for more.
Thanks for sharing your crazy dreams! A friend here has been having wild ones lately too and I love to be entertained by them.
I am ROLLING!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!
I am calling SPCA tomorrow!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!
Can I come over so you can read my palms or something??? I want you to try and dream something about me…..
SO…..I’m wondering…is Alfred Hitchcock somewhere starving across the river? :))
First, ease up on the coffee or go decaf! Second, my children seem to do this to our poor dogs too. What is that? I was irritated the other day and declared I just might forget to feed them, and let them feel like the forgotten dog in the backyard. They just rolled their eyes since they are all obviously old enough to fix their own food. Still not the point and I’m sure it will happen again. Poor dogs.
50 Women is awesome!
I pray the Lord continues to bless your preparations.
Everything looks so fun and relaxing. I know God is going to do some great things as you all go and meet with Him.
That is so cool that 50 women are going! It is such a delight to know that there are female believers who hunger and thrist after God :)
The dreams, whoo girl, don’t know what to tell you there. As long as don’t appear on some infomercial, it should be fine :)
O.K. I want to retreat with you guys too! That cabin looks mighty invitin’!!! Have a blessed time there! I know at our Women’s Retreats God always showed up and make it a great weekend! And about the dream, who knows the mind of God. He does love all his creation. Animals may be lower then us, but wouldn’t that be cool! Have a great Godfilled weekend!!!
Congrats on your 50 or L! And I so get it about the dog. My dog would never have gone that long as she literally stands by her bowl and then tosses it if we keep ignoring her. I get so frustrated though to see how often the dogs are without water…and if I happen to be gone rarely does anyone remember to feed her. Kids! Glad you got that worked out!
Yeah, 50! The first timers don’t realize what blessings God has in store for them! I know great things will happen. God bless your work.
I don’t know what to say about the dream…
but 50 ladies is awesome!!!
I hope you all have a blast!
You know I’m praying for a Spirit-filled weekend! May God have His way!
And your dreams remind me of Cliff Huxtable’s dream sequences on the Cosby Show–are you eating hoagies before bed?
Hope y’all made it safely through that storm this morning–I was praying!
Oh, I want so much to jump in your suitcase! I love going there so much. Bullfish Grill is amazing (as well as the Apple Barn). I pray you have a wonderful retreat with the ladies. What a neat idea!
I am going to have to quit reading your blog while I’m eating or drinking before I ruin this new laptop….
Your retreat sounds soooo exciting! Can’t wait to see what God’s gonna do. That is awesome how many women are going!!!!!
Are you leaving Luke instructions on what not to feed the boys while you’re gone, or are you purchasing a mask on your shopping trip? :-)
All I know is my dreams have gotten weird because I’m pregnant………………I’m just saying……..=)
OH – and one more thing….I’m in need of advice today from all sorts of people. I’d love your advice!!!!And any one else out there, too!
I just have to say that I am so excited for you and your 50 ladies!!! That’s awesome!!!
As for the dreams…they are cracking me up, but what else is new. All my dreams lately have been pointing out my insecurities!!! I’ kinda gettin’ tired of them! :)
Heading over to see what Mindy wanted advice about!
I enjoyed clicking on all of your “here”‘s. I have been praying for us. Remember now, the men’s retreat is over so when you see a church sign we can pray for us!! I really do that. Crazy? Just a reminder. Have a good day!
Enjoyed clicking here and there. Food looks fabulous!
Give Daisy hugs.
Have a fabulous retreat!!
Get more sleep.
Cut out the late night pizza.
Daisy needs to come and live with us!
That was exactly what I threatened them with! LOL
“I’m going to take her to Granny and Papas!!! At least THEY will feed her!! ”
Oh my…it was quite a scene…:))
I echo Mindy….I always had weird dreams when I was pregnant….
Don’t feel too bad about forgetting to feed the dog….there have been days I have forgotten to feed my kids…until they remind me:)
Been there done that with the pet thang!!
I am praying that if it is the Lord’s will, that I will be able to go. I think K mentioned it to ya Sun.,how we may work it out to get there. I enjoyed last year so much, and I’m in dire need of some “Gettin over it”!
As for the dreams, I’ve been having some doozies myself. Last night my sister P was being operated on, with this big hole in her stomach and she was worried about what bandages matched her skin.:) And this all took place in a gym! Go figure! Is it the moon, stars, water, weather….STRESS!
I have been popping over to “the preachers wife” to have a read for a few weeks now, thanks for all your encouraging words and wierd dreams.
Your ladies retreat sounds amazing, wish I could join you all. Some of the best times of friendship and felowship I have experenced have been on ladies retreats. Just love them!!!!!
Praying that your time is amazing and God filled.
Your dreams are a hoot and a holler! How much fun!
Yes, I believe that the Lord put a little reminder in your dream for your pup and for you. Got any crouching lions to battle? Mm hmm. I know I do.
I want to come to your retreat!! Maybe someday…I’ll start praying right now. Any pedicures on the schedule?
Praying for that Blue Letter Bible to speak some GOOD things over you ladies!
Testing my new pic….
Okay, here is the deal. When Hannah Montana calls- like any second now- I’ll pitch my need to also have back up dancers. Then I’ll hold a bloggy contest. To enter you just have to fill in the Mr. Linky I’ll somehow put up, put photos on your blog of your best HM moves and whalla!
I have a feeling you would have a great chance of winning!
My dreams always get crazy weird when I’m pregnant. Just sayin’!
Whoops! I hadn’t read the comments yet, but it looks like me and my bizarre pregnant dreams aren’t alone. Whew!
Dearest Mindy and Angie and anyone else who may be speculating…
I am SOSOSOSOSO not pregnant…LOLOL
But thanks for helping me clear that up! :))
So my question is, who gets the master bedroom with the private Jacuzzi? Hmmmm?
My goodness, no wonder you’re excited. Good friends, good fellowship and GREAT place to do it all.
Poor doggie. Thank goodness you had that unfortunate dream about the lion.
Ok,Lisa you really need to call on DANEIL to tell you your dreams!!LOL
I know you all will have fun on your retreat,,but these time I am not jealous that I will not be there b/c I am going to THE WOMEN OF FAITH NATIONAL CONFERENCE YES “HIGH HEELS,HIGH HOPES,HIGH CALLING”did I mentiona Sandy Patty, Micheal Smith,Travis Cottrell,Nicole Johnson,Anthony Evans and Max Lucado and of course the women of faith team!!! did I forget any one?? You all Have Fun!!
I know you will be bless with Lisa!
I will be taking lost of pictures!!
the dream is way weird and I can’t begin to think anything other than weird….
2nd thing is I’m THRILLED for your womens retreat….having just come home from ours….I’m jealous for ya’ll….its gonna be a blast with Him and each other. Praying for your time together.
Hey Lisa, I pray you have a wonderful retreat with the ladies!
I too am going to the Women of Faith National Conference with Marina. So we’ll all be at retreat this weekend.
May you have a wonderfully blessed time.
Blessings in Christ–
You are too, too funny, my friend! Love it. And I just don’t know what to say about the whole dream thing! I’ll get back to you on that one! :)
And yes, there is hope for your children. Promise! :)