Retreat Recovery

I feel like I always need to plan an extra day of nothing after getting back from a trip, and this past weekend is no exception!  Unfortunately, I had stats this morning at 8:30am!  I may as well have not been there for how much I actually paid attention.. but they do something called iclicker questions, so I at least will get the credit for those!

Anyway, about the retreat! It was AWESOME!  It was really great to be able to hang out with some of the girls in my group and get to know them. It was awesome to see them worship together, pray together, and just hang out together all weekend away from their regular lives.  Just an amazing weekend of meeting with Jesus!

The speaker was amazing, too 🙂 She had a lot to say and I think that the students were really able to identify with what she spoke on.  I think that the main thing that I could take home with me at the end of the weekend was the fact that God tells us that we are His MASTERPIECE.  We are all a work of art, we are ALL beautiful.  It’s so easy to forget that!  It’s easy to look in the mirror and focus on the things that we don’t like about ourselves, and I do it all the time.  But God made me, and in His eyes the way I look is perfect and I am His masterpiece.  I just love that!

The other thing, too.. when you are looking at anybody else, they are ALSO His masterpiece.  I have a major problem with comparing myself to others, especially when it comes to the way I look.  I have better x than that person, but they have a nicer y than I do.  It’s not a competition!  They are a masterpiece, I am a masterpiece. There is no need to look at what everyone else is doing because God loves us all and we are all his masterpieces.  You are God’s masterpiece!!

There were other messages that I will remember about this weekend, but I think that was the main one.  And, since I’m still exhausted, I think it’s time for bed :p

Adventure is Out There!

I’ll leave you with a picture that shows the kind of “style” I had on the retreat.  I wanted to be super comfortable the whole time, so I wore a lot of hoodies, leggings, scarves and rubber boots!  It was a great weekend 🙂

xoxo,
Alysa

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