BRIDE & MOTHER: A WOMEN’S RETREAT

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When the concrete jungle gradually turns to rolling hills of green, and sunlight glistens over distant peaks of hazy blue, as one drives along windy roads with no shortcuts back to the busy noise of routine, something changes in the heart. The restless heart, previously told by the world to sit in a corner and stop crying, to slap on bandaid after bandaid of distraction, is free. It’s free to gently brush its fingertips upon the ungraspable reality that is its own existence. There, one voice is able to penetrate through the barrier of shouts all claiming to have life’s answers and say, “I love you, my daughter.”

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WHAT DOES THE ARMADILLO SAY?

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Contrary to popular belief, Armadillos do–in fact–make a sound, as I learned on our Women’s Retreat last weekend. Each semester we at SPO Texas offer a retreat of some sort specifically for the ladies. (The men also have their own separate men’s retreat.) This fall, eleven students plus us two women’s Missionaries went camping at Gudalupe River State Park to contemplate the Lord’s love for us in the quiet of the wilderness.

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