Friday, June 8

Girls Retreating to Williamsburg

Tomorrow I'm taking a couple car loads of teenagers down to colonial Williamsburg for a Girls Retreat. I'm a very happy Nelly that dear Elise is flying across the country to join us, all the way from California, on her way back to Portugal. She'll do a lot of sharing from her life, from her lovely songs, and in just being Elise. I'll follow alongside and take the girls through 1 John and some prayer. I'll try to keep them well fed and laughing, as well.

Please pray for us that the nice Holy Spirit would do excellent things in all of our hearts. Particularly pray for the safe space for good conversations together. I expect that we will have many conversations on sex and sexuality and love. Our theme is "love letters," so I hope to share some simple things on these juicy matters through the lens of love being sacrifice. Pray for Elise and I, please. Particularly as I'm writing papers and am in the midst of finals. And as Elise is flying the red-eye from Santa Barbara.

(Photo by Neurotic Jose)

6 comments:

10,000 white doves said...

I`m excited for this. What an opportunity to gaze on some of the Lord's most precious jewels.

Rachel said...

Hey Jenelle. : ) You showed up in one of my dreams last night - and although I have no recollection whatsoever about the context, I remember that it was great to see you!

How can I coerce you into visiting Nashville? ; )

Rachel said...

Ok, here's a shot: we could go busking! And I would even COOK something for you.

; )

10,000 white doves said...

i miss you. return quickly.

Jenelle said...

Arianna,
Your letter was a lovely surprise for the guest of honor. You are a jewel.

Jenelle said...

Rachel,
Are you calling me dreamy? I would love to visit Nashville, but the cash-flow is the issue, particularly as I have no job starting in 2 weeks! But busking sure sounds fun, and food from your kitchen does too. I'm starting to play the guitar again, so that's a good sign.