Sometimes the soul just needs refreshing and that’s exactly what last weekend was for me at our women’s church retreat. This was my first time going to a women’s retreat and I’m not sure why it took so long. Perhaps because instead of camping away in the middle of Arizona, we were at the Fairmont Princess, a comfortable place – I’m just being honest. I can’t center my soul when I’m too worried about a spider jumping at me when I’m at the camping toilet.
I was looking over my notes from the two-day retreat and came across this: Be a woman of peace, not chaos since God is a God of peace and not of confusion.
Isn’t that something? I always liked the saying, Peace isn’t the absence of turmoil but God’s presence in the midst of it.
And another thing I learned were how words are so powerful. We can heal and uplift just as much as we can cut and hurt with our words. As women we are especially bad with this, I blame it on the hormones.
I figured it’d be a good idea to share the things we should ponder before opening our mouth:
- Is it true?
- Is it helpful?
- Is it inflammatory (will it just create drama)?
- Is it necessary?
- Is it kind?
And I’d like to say that should include those passive agressive social media updates. There’s something to be said about a woman who uses fewer words.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, I also added to the right hand sidebar of the blog my blogging schedule of Monday through Friday and how each day will have a particular theme. Structure is so good for me. If you’re reading it in an RSS feed, here it is:
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