Writing

A Weekend of Fellowship and Fun
3/1/2008 8:14:45 PM by: Elsi

This weekend was the Boulder Valley Christian Church women’s retreat, focused on renewal. The program was full of RE words: REgistration, REfuel (meals), REacquaint, REnew (featured speaker), REgroup, REveal (morning hike), REadjust (exercise), REconnect (quiet time), RElease and RElax (free time), REview (talent show). There’s been lots of laughter, some tears, many deep conversations, and numerous opportunities to learn and live and love. I was privileged to lead two writing workshops. We talked about writing essentials: show, don’t tell; share, don’t preach; what’s your hook? what’s your message? And we did some writing, of course, as well as talking about marketing and publishing. It was a wonderful two and a half hours. Now, about the talent show … we had some real talent: an original poem by Stacey and two exquisite solos from Jamela. We had juggling and tap dancing and a veil dance to “This Is the Air I Breathe.” Of course, we also had a couple of old Scout skits, performed with enthusiasm. And my table-group did a theme song, to the tune of “Do, a Deer” from Sound of Music and written by me: Re- renew, is what we’ll do, Growing closer to the Son! Me and you can be made new! New again, to Him we’ll run! So, we’ll pray and laugh and sing; Lots of learning we will do; Tea and diet Coke we’ll drink, And our walk with Christ renew, new, new, new … I went walking in the area a couple of times—oh, not real hiking, not much distance, no elevation … I’m not able to do that sort of thing. But out to see the cross, and to the end of the basketball area to admire the valley. And down to the top of the hill, where I spotted another cross to remind me of my Lord’s death and glorious resurrection, this one a power pole. He always reminds me He’s near.



 

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