Sunday, October 24, 2010

CSM Women's Retreat

Last weekend I got to get out of town for a few days and have some great ladies time.  All of the women on the Germany field with Cadence Student Ministries took four days off and headed to the Black Forest for retreat.

On our way down, we stopped in Strassbourg, France for lunch and a quick wander around.  We enjoyed some yummy Flammkuchen (like a very thin crusted white pizza).

It was a pretty fall day to walk around the picturesque alleys and amazing cathedral.  And of course, the stroll wasn't complete without a chocolate eclair.

Then we headed on to the Black Forest and to a new and very lovely Cadence House.  Our dear fellow Cadence missionary, Candy, was our guest "speaker."  The theme was rest.  We explored what Sabbath rest truly looks like and how to make it a priority.  It was thought-provoking and helpful.

The rest of the weekend was spent resting, of course, and shopping.  We found some thrift stores in France and got some great bargains.  We played games and spent lots of time chatting.  Conversation was rich and filling.  I feel so blessed to be among these women and to know them.  And our surroundings were gorgeous as all of the windows were filled with the bold colors of fall. 

While I was away, Anthony got four fantastic days with the kids.  They did well.  However, it was nice to be greeted with big cheers and hugs upon my return.  I missed my little gang.

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