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I attended what some would call a women’s retreat this past weekend.  Oh, I had doubts before going – I had done this before … sign up, show up, then wanting to leave after three hours.  I wasn’t expecting the impact three days could have on me.  It turned out to be an indescribable experience.

“Tres Dias” is an international non-denominational community of believers that hold retreats for men and women throughout each year.   I became a pilgrim on a journey in my Christian walk, following the instructions given.  I walked in a skeptic on Thursday evening, but walked out on Sunday having seen a glorious glimpse of heaven.

Tres Dias stripped me from worldly traps so I could devote myself entirely to encountering Jesus up close and personal.  I had questions about my own walk before entering the weekend.  God answered each of my questions seven fold.

I met women in every phase of their Christian walk, hearing their stories of tragedy and triumph.  We laughed, we cried, while cleansing tears flowed freely.  I must have used four boxes of Kleenex all by myself.  This weekend wasn’t about religion – it was all about a relationship with the Lord God Almighty who wants to have a relationship with me.

Throughout the weekend we were showered with surprise after surprise.  Each day we were told, “It gets better.”  They were right.  I was reminded of all the wonders of God that I ignore behind the day-to-day struggles of the world.  I was renewed and replenished.

I’m intentionally not sharing details of the weekend in the hopes that you, dear reader, would want to experience your own Tres Dias.  I encountered Jesus – not in my head, but in my heart – and my life will never be the same again.

 

Luke 24:32          “And they said one to another, did not our heart burn within us, while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the scriptures?”

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