I am excited about participating in a creative weekend retreat for women September 30-October 2. I am one of the speakers and workshop facilitators. There will also be creative writing and drama workshops. The theme of my workshop is Experiencing & Expressing the Encompassing Presence of God. The theme of my session is Finding Inspiration and Collaboration with the Holy Spirit. Going to a creative retreat can jumpstart enthusiasm and creativity. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to go to the Supernatural Creativity Conference at Bethel Church in Redding, California. It was a real creative energy boost for me. One of the speakers and author of Finding Divine Inspiration was J. Scott McElroy. I highly recommend his book. you can find out more and order his book by clicking on the image of the book cover on the side bar. Here is a quote from Scott's book:
"Is there something God
has been speaking to you to do
for awhile--maybe years?
Maybe fear, procrastination, lack of skill,
or lace of confidence has kept you from it.
Take some retreat time now, a few hours
or a few days, and put it before God.
Ask Him to speak to you about yourself,
about timing, about steps you can take.
But before you look for answers to those questions,
make sure to take time to just enjoy Him
in prayer, in song, in the Word,
or in His creation.
Because not matter what you do
or haven't yet done,
He enjoys you."
~J. Scott McEloy
Here is a brochure for the retreat. For more information and sign up please click here to go to the link