Tuesday, January 20, 2009
S.........isters of Surprise
Last Saturday I had the great privilege of joining a fantastic group of women for their annual retreat in a lovely facility in the beautiful rolling hills of the southern Wisconsin countryside.
Organized by Associate Pastor Ann Utke of The Greendale Community UCC Church, it featured a study of "Bad Girls of the Bible" and provided a many thoughtful insights in a most welcoming atmosphere. The spirit, energy, and humor of these wonderful ladies was contagious and I am most grateful to have experienced their sheer delight in life.
The day featured group presentations of three of the Biblical women and included a skit acting out the forgiven woman of the New Testament, an obituary of Jezebel, and an appearance of Delilah on Oprah! Guess I forgot to mention that this was an imaginative group!
We were also able to walk a "prayer/meditation labyrinth" (you can see some of the participants spreading it out) and decorate small boxes to illustrate our inner and outer selves.