Wednesday, January 20, 2010

pause...and what it looks like

our hs winter retreat was this weekend up at lake ann, michigan and was it a great time!
theme: pause. hmmmm...sound familiar?
so pausing with high school students looks a little different than you might expect...
but it's still pausing. and what i know for sure, is that god works even in the different!!

tubing...on a hill that is almost pure ice and really fast.

spending time without your own parents but with your adult leaders who rock your face off {embellished a little}...pause!

visiting the emergency room for a head and neck injury from tubing on the icy hill with your numero uno adult leader....pause!

and just when you think the weekend is over and you are totally on your way home with two tour buses full of almost 100 kids...god says, "no seriously! i totally meant pause!"

and when we don't listen, we see a lot of this...anti freeze...from the bus. ooops!
when we saw our totally faithful driver, dave, making a phone call from the side of the highway, we knew it wasn't great news.
but even when there's a delay, the students were awesome! not a single problem...what a group!!!

so then we PAUSE as mc donald's for almost 4 hours. things got a little loopy at times.
but we made it home...and we have great memories and have built awesome relationships. and god moved...again and always.

"Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."
psalm 46:10


Jen said...

Wow, what a trip or should I say adventure.

Carrie said...

You were in MI and I didn't feel your awesome presence pulling me towards you?? " )

Sounds like a blast!!

Becky said...

All I can say is you are one brave Mama!

Live.Love.Eat said...

I love what you said about God working in the different. You're so cool!!!

Over-Caffeinated X 4 said...

We are totally working on getting some orphans here in TN.... crazy stuff. I can't wait to hear your experience.

Erin W said...

Looks like you had a fun and crazy trip!! Great pics!!! Stopping by from SITS thanks so much for visiting my blog!

angie said...

Thank goodness the bus driver stopped. Could you imagine crashing with 100 kids?

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