28 October, 2009

Mens Retreat

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Our church held a winter retreat for the men. The men spent one afternoon walking in the woods on the grounds of a local church camp.

A beautiful stream. This is how they crossed it.
At the top of the mountain, there was time for meditation and reflection.
Jumping for joy.Brr, it was so cold the lake is almost frozen over.
Then it snowed.


Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

...and a little trepidation thrown in!!! Beautiful shots. That bridge looks like a challenge. Thanks for sharing.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

No way would I walk on that bridge! He did not jump in the frozen lake did he?

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Karen,
What a beautiful place for men to have a retreat, I loved the bridge. But if I had to cross it I would probably have to crawl. LOL
Thank you for sharing.

Becky K. said...

Is that at Wesley? If it is our fifth grade class stayed there for a school campout. It was great.

Becky K.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, these are some beautiful shots. What a fun trip these men had and a perfect place to get away and think about the Lord.

I have to confess that the sight of the man jumping scared me a little. What was he doing? Where was he jumping? He looked awfully close to the edge to be doing that, but I know there must be more to the story than meets the eye.



SmilingSally said...

Brr, too cold for me. It'd be a gorgeous spot for a retreat, though, if indoor, looking out. Sorry, but I'm a Floridian!

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

What a lovely spot for this retreat and marvelous photos of the event!
Hugs and blessings,

{ L } said...

Gorgeous and peaceful relaxation. A Men's Retreat sounds perfect right now for my husband! That bridge is awesome too.

Mary said...

What lovely photos. It was a perfect spot for a men's retreat. I hope you are having a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

Kathleen said...

No, I couldn't do that bridge! It looks so cold there already!
I haven't worn a coat yet!

Great pics!

mbkatc230 said...

Breathtaking scenery, this really is the perfect spot for a retreat. But that bridge gives me the heebie jeebies! And snow??? Yikes, I've just now broken down and put most of my flip flops away. Thanks for sharing these. Kathy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my! Beautiful pictures, but I would have had to stop at the bridge --- no sir -- I don't like scary looking bridges!!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Was he jumping into the water? Brrrr! Great pictures. I might have had to stay alone on the other side of the lake rather than cross that bridge! laurie

Jeanne Selep said...

Seeing the snow scares me... JK

Ms. Bake-it said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like a fabulous retreat. Love the bridge.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

~ Tracy