This....is the photo of what we were expecting our hotel to look like when we arrived. Pretty nice right? Well, this IS what the lobby area looks like. Too bad the rest of the place doesn't even hardly hold a candle to a 50 year old Best Western with outdated furnishings, beds that have way too many springs, & a bathroom area that has cracks & stains. The rest of the location is actually a Mo-tel....yes, a motel as in accomodations with exterior doors. I happen to very much dislike motels & this was no different. However, it was in a decent location & the water was warm for our showers so I guess my complaining should stop now. Other than the motel, our weekend was fantastic.
Friday night started off with wonderful worship music & then we were all super excited to hear none other than Kirk Cameron speak. It was so surreal to see him actually walk on stage. He had a good message about being willing to share the most important news of Jesus Christ with everyone we know--but in all honesty I wasn't that impressed. Now don't get me wrong-he had an excellent message & point for us all to here, but it just didn't do much for me compared to the other speakers for the weekend. However, he was actually the only picture I took all weekend (man I really need to work on taking more photos).
Saturday morning we had more worship time & also heard from Carol Kent & Priscilla Shirer. These women are incredible & truly have a gift that comes from God to teach the Bible to women all around the country. I came away from those sessions with a new look on those hard situations & I only hope I remember what they taught when I fall into those rough patches.
Saturday afternoon, myself & the 2 girls (Amy & Andrea) I went with headed out for some serious retail therapy. We hit Tanger Outlet Mall, Michael's Craft Store, Kohl's & then the Landing. We had a great time & we had some fantastic coversations that made me so grateful for these 2 women & the rest of our small group. We had such great coversation that we actually skipped out on the Saturday night concert (Selah & Point of Grace--oops?!?). We also had a fantastic session on Sunday morning with Lisa Harper. We made it home around 12:30 just in time to meet our husbands who were coming home from church.
We also had a small group BBQ last night to celebrate the end of the session. We're stopping a little before school gets out just because everyone's schedules get so hectic! The rest of the week will just involve Hubby & I working outside & enjoying the beautiful weather! It's supposed to be 80 degrees by the end of the week! Summertime here I come!