Do not let any
come out of your
mouths, but only
what is helpful for
building others up
according to their
needs, that it may
benefit those who listen.
30 And do not grieve
the Holy Spirit of God,
with whom you were
sealed for the day of
31 Get rid of all
brawling and slander,
along with every
form of malice.
32 Be kind and
compassionate to one
other, just as in Christ
God forgave you.
The Christ Centered Retreats organization is made up of a group of
Christian women who have faithful servant hearts. We spend time with
one another keeping each other encouraged in prayer, in spiritual
reading, and in sharing life experiences through words and deeds.
We actively seek opportunities to minister to each other and to those
who desire our help.
All of us are learners and teachers of the Word. We volunteer our
time and talents, sharing lessons and testimonies, music, crafts,
smiles, hugs, and tears. We enjoy activities together including brunches,
craft and movie nights, game nights, and our wonderful retreats. These
events provide the perfect venues to get to know each other, our purposes,
and how the Lord is working in our lives.
Each person in our organization has a story to tell that spreads
the light of God’s direction and intervention in her life. In
this little group are women who have overcome violence, abuse, and
addictions; women who have grieved over stillborn babies, miscarriages,
errant children, betrayal, and the death of a spouse; women who have
survived cancer and those who area gracefully living with disease
and decline; women who have given hands-on care to aging parents and
those who have made tough decisions for extended care – each
honoring God in what they do and how they interact with each other
and with newcomers.
Sure they have had their bad times; felt the darkness that can surround
us; and made mistakes. But, they always know there is someone within
the group who is praying for them, encouraging them, and finding time
to fellowship and share hospitality. Cards, notes, phone calls, visits,
lunch – they know they can lean on each other as they all depend
Did we mention the hugs? Someone once said you need about 12 hugs
a day to overcome the stress and challenges of each day – not
just the little sideways-arm-around-the-shoulder-pat-pat-hug –
but a HUG, one of those full-force-bear-squeeze-can’t-breathe-hugs
that lets you know you’ve been hugged!
The group’s cohesiveness is the key to its open arms! We welcome
someone new – struggling, strong, sweet, sour! It doesn’t
matter. Together we seek the Word as we mature in the Lord. We apologize
when we mess up. We share when we shine and when our God has used
us in amazing ways. We’ll share our stories when you want to
hear them; we want you to share yours.
Whether you are looking for ideas for developing your own retreats
or seeking an opportunity to interact with other women growing in
their faith, make time to get to know us.
Join us at an upcoming retreat!