The weather was HORRIBLE at the beach on Friday and then it was as if God blew his mighty wind on the Oregon coast, bringing beautiful clear skies for all of us on Saturday.
|Told You She's Tough|
Our speaker Kim Meeder from Chrystal Peaks Ranch was well pretty amazing! I have heard a lot of speakers while doing retreats and normally get something out of each one, but I must say Kim is an exceptional teacher, story teller, gifted author and has a heart of gold. She is probably one of the toughest and adventurous chicks I've ever met yet God has given her such a beautiful graciousness and spirit of tenderness that overflows out of her and people are just drawn to her. If I was in a dark alley at night and needed a friend to walk through it Kim would be the first pick! I am about as far on the other side of the cautious fearful person as Kim. I wanted to share her website with you and show you what she does when she isn't speaking. Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch ranch takes damaged horses in restores them to health and combines them with "damaged youth" building a bond of healing and trust.
|The Chick Band:L-R Courtney, Katie, Lisa, (Kim Meeder) Jen, Ruth|
I love our little chick band girls. Ruth comes down from Seattle which is kind of a bummer because it is hard to find a girl drummer and she is good. Jen plays bass, I'm on guitar and vocals, Lisa in on keys and vocals and Katie is on vocals. I love this group of girls/women/ladies/ because we gel musically really fast. We have played many many times together and in smaller sections of the group, we just know how each other works and where we are going, which makes it so easy and fun to be able to just play the music and worship songs that we can sing along with all the 250 women singing. I think that is the best part for us is that we plan, practice, play and then we get to hear these 250 voices come together and sing their hearts out to the Lord. I LOVE THAT!! God is amazing how he brings things together and puts us right where He wants us.
And of course we have way too much fun on Saturday night staying up way too late telling funny stories, some that we have heard over and over again but get better each time. Love you girls and thanks Kim can't wait to do another retreat with you!
If you are planning a retreat and need an "all chick band" please contact me and we'll see what we can work out, we'd love to come if we can get there!
|Of course we can't be serious for more than 5 seconds|