Words came into my inbox this morning that brought tears to my eyes. It validated everything Elida and I are trying to accomplish with our “Ignite the Heart” retreats:
….I am the full belly after a decadent meal. There is a lot to digest. I came to the “Ignite” retreat open to anything and everything and everyone. I left the retreat with more then I could have ever bargained for. I have tears in my eyes as I write this, tears of utter gratitude to you and Elida for taking time to rally around women and lift them up to high places. You two are so Brave and generous of spirit. I NEVER in my life would have imagined that creativity and art could lead to God’s very throne but somehow as we open our souls, lay down our arms, we get to this very fragile place within ourselves where the rust melts away and God’s majesty shines thru and we start to sparkle again.
(we’re missing two of our lovelies here who had to leave, Deb and Lori)
I am continually moved by the bravery and warmth of spirit of women who come together to grow and bloom. This weekend provided nothing less than a perfect 10 of a weekend of ignited hearts! I felt that complete content exhaustion you get when you’ve participated in something awesome.
Loved each any every one of their stories and their plans for future awesome-ness…I can’t wait to hear what happens next!
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Next stop: Snyder, West Texas at the Windmill Ranch Preserve (shuttle from/to airport provided!)
October 12th, 13th and am of 14th 2012
It will include photography (debunking the mystery of your camera) and all the techniques that go with it (Photoshop too), faith building through some mixed media using your images you photograph and some big ‘ole dreaming out loud and on paper.
If you’re interested, please email me: Lara@larablairimages.com
Happy week, lovelies!