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Come Away {retreat} 2018

Hi there! How are you????

The Lord is faithfully sending ladies to be part of Come Away {retreat} and I believe each one has an appointment with Jesus during those three day.

We are only 2 months away from the Come Away retreat and there are still spaces available. I would love for you to join me.  There are lots of reasons why you should consider attending, but here is one really good reason why you should think about attending the Come Away Retreat, ladies.

 

 

For pricing and more information on the retreat, GO HERE!

 

SDG/FCA!!

If Jesus Needed Time Away, So Do You ~ Come Away {retreat}

 

 

As often as possible Jesus withdrew to out-of-the-way places for prayer. Luke 5:16 (MSG) 

 

The goal of every Christ-follower should be to look like Christ. To talk like Him, walk like Him, and yes, even think like Him. We should desire the mind of Christ.

In fact, you might recall that my OneWord2018 is ‘Christ-like‘. Shew-eeee, has God every been working this word in and through me. So many areas of my life that He is pushing me to be humble, patient, kind, submissive, gentle, merciful, and the list goes on.

One of the ways that you and I can be more like Jesus is to do exactly what Luke 5:16 says that He did. He withdrew to out-of-the-way places for prayer…for talking with His Father. Why? If Jesus is God, and He is, why did He need to get alone? For the same reason that you and I do. We hear better in the quiet. We communicate better out of the noise and activity of every day life. We rest in the stillness.

Earlier this year I attended an intensive for women. It was very small and intimate…just 11 ladies tucked away in a beautiful Airbnb in Chattanooga, TN. God was clear that I was going, not to serve, but to be served….not to minister, but to be ministered to. Wow! It was aaaaaa–mazing! I realized pretty quickly how much I needed that time away for soul work.

Guess what? You need it too, dear friend.

That is why I am, once again, hosting the Come Away {retreat} for women.

 

If Jesus Needed Time Away, So Do You

 

September 20-23, 2018 will find 9 ladies joining me to spend the weekend together in a beautiful home on Lake Blue Ridge in Blue Ridge, Georgia. There will be four sessions of worship and Scripture teaching during the weekend, as well as ample time and space, both inside the home and outside around the lake, for private reflection and prayer. As we cook and share meals together, we will pray for and encourage one another to pursue Jesus like never before.

At Come Away we will seek to lay aside mobile devices, social media and other distractions in order to fix our gaze on Jesus, Our Beloved. My prayer is that each woman will leave the retreat knowing that she is perfectly safe, deeply loved, and completely accepted by Jesus.

I WANT YOU TO JOIN ME! It is only about 2 months until the retreat, but you still have time to say ‘Yes’ to an invitation from Jesus to Come Away. Here is the skinny on the retreat.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The retreat price will include your accommodations for 3 nights, food, materials, and all sessions. You will only need to bring your Bible, writing instruments, personal items, and a heart that longs to meet Jesus.

This year I have added an extra day to the agenda, so instead of arriving on Friday afternoon, everyone will arrive on Thursday afternoon. We will leave on Sunday morning to return home. Because of the extra day (extra night accommodation, additional meals and additional session material) the price has gone up, but only by $50.

Prices:

Guest house with 4 twin beds in one room and 1 queen ~ $350 per person (5 spaces available at this price)

Private rooms in main house  ~ $400 (4 spaces available at this price)

You may pay the entire fee at one time, or in two installments of 50% each, but all fees must be paid by September 1st. In case you need to cancel your attendance at the retreat (I hope you won’t need to), fees are refundable until August 20th, with the exception of $75.

Because I am seeking women who are serious about an intimate relationship with Jesus, registration requirements will be a bit unique.

  1. Beginning now, be willing to commit to pray over your time at Come Away, asking the Lord to give you a prepared heart for what He desires to do that weekend.
  2. In a letter or email, tell me YOUR STORY (where you have been and where you are now spiritually) and why you desire to attend Come Away. If you have attended Come Away previously, tell me what the Lord has done in your life since you were at the retreat and why you would like to return. I will need to have this piece of the registration in my hands before you pay your fee. Do not send money with your letter. I will prompt you to register and pay your fee once I receive your letter. My email address is info@leahadams.org and my mailing address is PO Box 113, Blairsville, GA 30514. YOU MAY BEGIN WRITING AND SENDING YOUR LETTER/EMAIL NOW.
  3. Registration will be first come, first served.

QUESTIONS: Email me at info@leahadams.org. I hope to see you at Come Away {retreat} in September.

SDG/FCA!!

 

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Where Did the Time Go and How Could We Have a Kid Old Enough to Get Married?

 

Did you stop by to find information about Come Away {retreat} 2018? If so, please go HERE

 

Somehow it crept up on me…the fact that Greg and I are old enough to have a child getting married. I knew it would eventually happen, but so soon?

It seems like only yesterday that Charlie was 3 years old and riding in the back of the car in his car seat.

It was only yesterday that he was playing t-ball, and wandering through Toys R Us wishing for more toys, even though he had mountains of them.

Surely it was only a few days ago that he got his driver’s license, giving him the opportunity to use them and drive to see us rather than Greg driving 4 hours each way every other weekend (for 16 years) to see him.

It had to be only a month or so ago that we watched Charlie receive his high school graduation diploma and go off to Tulsa, Oklahoma to college.

It was only yesterday that he graduated from college and began to look for a job.

Now, it is today, he is 26 years old and married to a lovely young woman who gives him strength in the places he lacks it. Hopefully, he does the same for her.

We spent four days in Texas recently doing all things wedding. Greg’s parents, his sister, Angie, our girlie, Bree, and her beau, Brooks, our nephew, Kalem, and his new wife, Erika, our dear friends, Robert and Cindy Thomas, Greg and I all flew out to watch Charlie and Morgan say “I Do”. It was a very busy and HOT few days that culminated in a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception on Saturday evening.

I thought I would share a few pictures with you. These are ones that I took with my iPhone so that I would have memories captured until the professional pics are ready. So here we go:

The wedding ceremony took place in a stunning early 1900’s church that has been restored in the past few years. Appropriately enough, it is called Old Church Restored and is located in Whitesboro, TX, which is about an hour away from where Charlie and Morgan will be living. The pics really do not do it justice, so here is a LINK to the website.

 

 

 

 

I got several pictures of our family before the ceremony, but failed to get any of us with Morgan, our new daughter-in-love. Stink!! I guess those will have to come with the professional pics. So, here are some of our family prior to the wedding.

Greg, Charlie and me

 

Greg and Charlie

 

Charlie, Bree, me, and Greg

 

Greg’s parents, Charles and Betty, and his sister, Angie Burns

 

The wedding reception was held at Morgan’s grandparents’ lake home and except for the heat, was magical.

 

 

 

Brooks and Bree. Yes, we were the table of red-necks that ate the table decorations! Here is Brooks dissecting a pomegranate.

 

Kalem and Erika Burns

 

 

 

I cannot say enough about how blessed we are to have these wonderful people as friends. We love you, Robert and Cindy.

 

Married!

 

Cindy and I had not taken a picture together in years, so we took the opportunity to have one snapped. I love it.

 

Thanks for letting me share a bit of our wonderful wedding weekend with you. I’ll be back next week with a post about a visit I had recently with a delightful 94 year young lady. Until then, I want to encourage you to consider joining me at the 2018 Come Away {retreat} for women. Click HERE to learn more about it.

SDG/FCA!!

 

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Ladies! Register NOW for Come Away {retreat}

COME AWAY {RETREAT}

September 20-23 will find 9 ladies joining me to spend the weekend together in a beautiful home on Lake Blue Ridge in Blue Ridge, Georgia for the Come Away {retreat}. Will you be one of them?

There will be four sessions of worship and Scripture teaching during the weekend, as well as ample time and space, both inside the home and outside around the lake, for private reflection and prayer. As we cook and share meals together, we will pray for and encourage one another to pursue Jesus like never before.

 

COME AWAY RETREAT Register NOW

 

At Come Away we will seek to lay aside mobile devices, social media and other distractions in order to fix our gaze on Jesus, Our Beloved. My prayer is that each woman will leave the retreat knowing that she is perfectly safe, deeply loved, and completely accepted by Jesus.

Registration Information

The retreat price includes your accommodations for 3 nights, food, materials, and all sessions. You will only need to bring your Bible, writing instruments, personal items, and a heart that longs to meet Jesus.

This year I have added an extra day to the agenda, so instead of arriving on Friday afternoon, everyone will arrive on Thursday afternoon. We will leave on Sunday morning to return home. Because of the extra day (extra night accommodation, additional meals and additional session material) the price has gone up, but only by $50.

Prices:

Guest house with 4 twin beds in one room and 1 queen ~ $350 per person (5 spaces available at this price)

Private rooms in main house  ~ $400 (4 spaces available at this price)

You may pay the entire fee at one time, or in two installments of 50% each, but all fees must be paid by September 1st. In case you need to cancel your attendance at the retreat (I hope you won’t need to), fees are refundable until August 20th, with the exception of $75.

Because I am seeking women who are serious about an intimate relationship with Jesus, registration requirements will be a bit unique.

  1. Beginning now, be willing to commit to pray over your time at Come Away, asking the Lord to give you a prepared heart for what He desires to do that weekend.
  2. In a letter or email, tell me YOUR STORY (where you have been and where you are now spiritually) and why you desire to attend Come Away. If you have attended Come Away previously, tell me what the Lord has done in your life since you were at the retreat and why you would like to return. I will need to have this piece of the registration in my hands before you pay your fee. Do not send money with your letter. I will prompt you to register and pay your fee once I receive your letter. My email address is info@leahadams.org and my mailing address is PO Box 113, Blairsville, GA 30514.
  3. Registration will be first come, first served.

QUESTIONS: Email me at info@leahadams.org. I hope to see you at Come Away {retreat} in September.

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A Wedding, A Retreat, and Compassion

What do a wedding, a retreat, and Compassion all have in common? If you said that all three are things in which my heart is deeply engaged, you would be right!

 

A Wedding, A Retreat, and Compassion

 

Cue the Wedding March!!!! Our son is getting married on June 23rd…in Texas. Needless to say, things are a bit busy at our house right now. Planning the groom’s part of the wedding from several hundred miles away is a bit of a challenge, but I think we have managed it. Our entire family will be traveling to Texas for the wedding and it will be good to have everyone together once again. We had one family wedding a few weeks ago when my husband’s sister’s son got married one county over from us. Our son and his fiancee’ came home from Texas for the wedding, as did our girlie and her beau. This mama’s heart was so happy to have all her chicks in the nest for 24 hours. Here is a slightly blurry picture from that wonderful day!

 

 

 

It never fails! When the Lord calls me to prepare a message for an event at which I am to speak, He works that message in and through me long before I ever stand before an audience to share it. As I am studying and preparing the messages for the September Come Away {retreat} for women, God is tenderly reminding me of His love, care, and detailed planning of my life.

I have sat beside Ruth and Naomi as they mourn their husbands/sons. We have journeyed out of Moab and back into Judah and seen God richly provide a kinsman-redeemer for Ruth and Naomi. I might have cried a tear or two when God gently reminded me that He did not cease being a ‘With-Me-Kind-Of-God’ when the penning of Holy Writ was completed. He is always with me, always working out the circumstances of my life for my good and His glory. I am so eager to share this and other messages at Come Away in just a few months.

Are you planning to join me at Come Away? Sister, what fun it would be to have you there! Click HERE for more information about the retreat. Click HERE to read how Come Away changed one woman’s life.

The other tender spot in my heart is for children who live in poverty around the world. As you may recall, I am an Ambassador for Compassion International. As such, I have the capability to share the Compassion message at churches, retreats, ministry events, fairs, festivals, etc. Has the Lord given you an interest in hosting a Compassion event at your church or in your community?  Hosting a Compassion event is so easy and it is FREE to the person or organization hosting. Gosh, I would love to speak with you about it. Email me at info@leahadams.org and let me know you would like to learn more about releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

Want to sponsor a child yourself? It is such a Jesus-kind of thing to do because He cared so deeply for the poor. Children who are sponsored through Compassion not only are able to get an education and learn a trade, get medical care and nutritional support, they are mentored through a local evangelical church in their community and taught about JESUS. Click the Compassion picture in my website sidebar, or if you are reading this via email, click HERE to see the faces of beautiful children who are waiting for someone like you to  change their lives.

Dear reader, this little space may be quiet for a couple of weeks as we are doing wedding things, but that will not mean that I have forgotten about you. No! You are so important to me. I love sharing my heart with you, AND I love hearing from you. Your comments bless me so. Your emails, that slip right into my inbox, are sweetness to my heart. So, even though you may not hear from me for a couple of weeks, I would adore hearing from you.

SDG/FCA!!

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