This past weekend was the annual Crossfire Retreat. Because I work with the 6th grade girls, this is their first retreat experience, which brings an extra enthusiasm and a bit of nervousness! They were great and so much fun to hang out with this weekend.
This particular night, we talked about ways we have sold out to the world and how instead to be sold out to Jesus.
The end of our small group time ended with lots of hilarious stories.
Here are some points of our discussion:
* "Once I was kicked out of the states for having lice."
* "I nearly killed our cat because I gave it the dog's medicine."
* "When I was little, I used to ride our dalmatian like a horse. My dad gave me reins for him."
* "When I was six, I used to think I was a hen and would try to lay eggs. I was took an egg from the fridge and sat on it, but then it exploded all over my mom's good chair. I realized I wasn't a good hen."
Other notes from our small group time:
* Feelings of fear of loss
* Pressure to gain approval
* Desperate to know God more
* Wanting to know what it means to be a Christian
* Wanting to know the difference between Catholics and Christians
The Lord answered some very specific things He and I had talked about for the retreat and has clearly shown me new ways to pray.
As lovely as the weekend was, I'm thrilled to sleep in my own bed tonight!