Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The *Best* Time

This past weekend I took a girls only trip. I am still gushing over what a great time I had. Still. Gushing.



We rode up to Vienna, VA to see Priscilla Shirer and her brother, Anthony Evans at the Going Beyond conference. Let me just tell you that I have played Anthony Evans' latest CD about a million times since Feb 12th. Best Valentine's gift. Seeing him lead worship was a most fabulous treat. He is an awesome worship leader. I am hoping to see him here in Raleigh this Friday. I know that's a little "stalkerish". Don't judge!


Priscilla delivered a great message. And the conference was interactive. We had quiet time. Yes, 2400 women having quiet time at the conference Friday night. Never had that happen. I loved it. The second day she taught us her technique for studying the Bible. And then we had to do it right there at the conference with 2-3 verses. Can you say incredible?


But y'all, the best part was hanging out with the three ladies I attended with. We had the best conversations. So many diverse topics were covered. We listened to a lot of Christian music on the drive up there. Two of the ladies had a cool app on their iPhones that allowed them to "grab" a sample of the song. From there I think they could get the CD information so they could purchase later. How cool is that?


I had my first visit to P.F. Changs. That place has great food and ambiance. It was great to sit down and break bread together after the conference. I think we were all still processing some stuff from Priscilla's teaching but we still had a great time.


I have to apologize, AGAIN, for my loud rooster alarm on my phone. But hey, we needed to get up anyway. LOL 4 women with one shower? Yeah, I think I can be forgiven. We had a good breakfast that we were all glad we did not have to cook. Don't hate. We're all moms so we were happy to get a break.


We did lunch at the conference and then headed home. What was outstanding was that we were having such stimulating conversation on the drive home (4+ hours) we never turned on the music! That's a first for me. I think I can speak for all of us when I say we truly enjoyed each others company. We're already planning our next road trip. Yep, I like this girlfriend time. It's the best. What a blessing!


So, when is the last time you took a girls trip? If you never have, where would you want to go and who would you want to take with you. Leave a comment with your answer. And as always, Be Blessed


Mari

5 comments:

Sharon Ball said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. What a blessing! I've never taken a girl's only trip, but hearing about your recent experience has inspired me.

Dee said...

Hi, Road trips with friends are what one needs once in awhile...it adds balance to our life. :-) I really am enjoying your wisdom in blogging. I signed on as a follower and will enjoy being back to visit. Love in Christ Dee

Yolanda Ventura~The Memory Keeper said...

I was one of those girlfriends! It's true...we had an amazing time. That weekend was such a blessing in so many ways. I don't even know how to put it into words. I can't wait until we do it again!

Carolee / Home4ever said...

I'm planning an extended road trip-with family, but to see friends.

www.athomeonwheels.com

Maybe once I get to Colorado, my friend and I will do a roadtrip- leave the kiddies w/her hubby!

Show Me Mama said...

Sometimes, we all need a break once in while. And reading your entry, you look like you had a great time. I always try to do it as much as possible.
I am your new follower. Come visit when you can.

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