Thursday, November 08, 2007

Fall Splendor

I had the privilege of being the retreat speaker this past weekend at the Traber Center. Fall came a little late to the East Coast, but arrived in its full splendor the weekend of Nov. 2-4. Although I missed the morning walks at 7:00 a.m., I found the retreat leader, Terry Ferguson, enjoyed my passion for photography. We snuck away for an afternoon photo shoot. Walking over a suspension bridge provided the perfect view of the river, lakes and ponds that painted a canvas of God's magnificent creation.

The food was awesome! Chef Mark prepared some of the most amazing meals I have ever tasted. One night for dessert we had ice cream with two types of homemade sauces: chocolate with cayenne pepper and butterscotch with walnuts. My personal favorite was the chocolate: spicy hot and sweet!

But the laughter during the weekend burned off any calories we might have gained, and the fellowship was tremendous. The ladies of First Baptist Church of Phillipsburg in New Jersey are an awesome group. I spoke on "Living the Passionate Life" and many found their passion that weekend and are taking steps to make them become a reality.

I came home renewed and refreshed because of the rich fellowship and the pictures found in nature that surrounded the Traber Center.

Click here to view a slide show.





3 comments:

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Hi you busy lady! Hope you're feeling well! Can't wait to catch up soon!

Anyhow, I'll be running a contest over at my blog starting November 13th, spread the word!

You might recognize the book... (smile)

Love ya sis,
Susan

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Connie, I finally got a chance to view your lovely slide show. Beautiful! It looks like God gave you all a wonderful weekend in the Lord!

Connie Pombo said...

Susan,

I'm done with speaking for a while, so let's get together. We need to do some book signings--how about it?

I miss you dear friend!

Hugs!