Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Treat Yourself to A Widows Retreat! Make It A Christmas Present for YOU!

Wouldn't it be wonderful to meet women who "get it" about widowhood? Who know by experience that the Lord will not leave you stranded, but also know the pain and the struggle? That's what happens at a widows retreat. The best one to minister to a widow is another widow and that's what will happen the weekend of March 3-5. Gayle Roper, author of "A Widow's Journey" and many other wonderful books (see yesterday's blog post) hosts this retreat.
Wouldn't you like to be in on this time of encouragement and strengthening? Start praying about going today, and sign up soon! Please email me as soon as you register so I can help you get to know some mutual friends a bit ahead of your stay. WCplace@gmail.com
The information below is from the Sandy Cove Ministries website and newsletter. Sandy Cove Retreat Center is located near the town of North East, Maryland, "serenely situated between Boston and Philadelphia." It's beautiful! 

Being a widow is to be in a very lonely place.
People say, “Isn’t it wonderful he’s with the Lord,” and you want to yell, “No! He should be here with me.”

Spend a weekend with other widows where you are with people who understand. Come share your heart and your hurt and be encouraged as we remind ourselves that, hard as it is, our God is able. Learn from women who are where you are, women who have weathered grief and difficult times.

This weekend is for widows of all ages and at any point in the journey. Find out everything you need to know--rates, location, schedule, speakers--by clicking right here.

Widow's JourneyMarch 3-5, 2017
Worship together, learn together, encourage each other and maybe even laugh and cry together.
Rediscovering Me!
A new widow can look at this season with dread, fear and anger or as a new journey in which we discover or rediscover the gifts and talents God has placed within us. As we begin to use them, we can move forward hand in hand with the Lover of our Soul, enjoying this new season with Him.
The Perfect Man
The Perfect Man will remind us that Jesus is our First Love. When we have our loves in order, He will bring us through life, no matter how difficult.
We will consider when hope is lost, where hope is found, why hope is needed and how hope is sustained as we join with David in saying, “Find rest, O my soul in God alone; my hope comes from Him” (Psalm 62:5).
Chapter Three
Chapter Three will share Karen O'Connor’s story of meeting Charles, marrying him, living with him, and now living without him. She will share how they met Jesus and what this meant to them then and means to her now. She’ll also share a last ‘love letter’ she received after Charles died, which he had written some seven years before.

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