Southwood Women’s Retreat Re-cap
During the weekend of March 24-26, 60 Southwood ladies attended our annual retreat at Doublehead in Town Creek, AL. We were able to spend time with old friends and meet new friends. This was done by having meals with ladies that you didn’t necessarily know all that well, fishing with Stephanie in the early morning, joining the walking or running group, or just sitting outside with friends in rocking chairs or hammocks or on the dock beside the water.
Organized activities included making a resurrection garden with Mary Railey, learning about the art of washi tape with Anna Babin, learning to clog (and other dances) with Debbie Babin and her teacher/friend, Anne Sentell, and learning how to dress for your body type with Jana Warner and Debbie Smith. Some ladies attended these events, while others took advantage of down time and just rested or visited with one another.
Melissa Patterson led us through a flyby of Revelation during three teaching times where we looked at the “Views and Vistas” of the book. Melissa reminded us that Revelation isn’t a tale of gloom and doom but instead a story of hope, and she encouraged us to soak ourselves in Scripture, cling to who He is, pray the Psalms, and seek community.