A Time to Love

My husband and I had the privilege to attend a couples' retreat this weekend. We had a wonderful time together. A candlelight dinner the first night set the mood for the entire weekend. We enjoyed preaching on the husband/wife relationship. It was wonderful to have God speak to our hearts. I told my husband how thankful I am that we have a God that deals with us on a personal level. How wonderful it is to have God convict and bring to light hidden areas of our hearts that are not right with Him.
The snow fell and created a romantic atmosphere while we were at the camp. However, it wreaked havoc when we were trying to get home; causing a 3 hour trip home to take 5 1/2 hours. We were thankful to arrive at home safe and sound - albeit, just a bit later than planned. How blessed we were with a babysitter who stayed later, postponed precious plans, and created an absolutly delicious soup for us to enjoy once we arrived.
How clearly God has laid on our hearts this ministry to the family. We have been working long and hard at getting the website up and running for our ministry. We finally have it on line. You can view it here. Please note, that we are still working on it - and several of the pages are still under construction. Feel free to email us with any ideas you have about the web site. We want imput!!

Well, I trust you have a wonderful week. Enjoy the love of your life - and thank God for the ability to love.
Blessings,
~Martie

8 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I am so glad you had such a grand time!

Shelli Hawkins said...

I had a great time with your kids! I am also thankful you had a chance to minister and you made it home safely. Enjoy your week.

- The Baby Sitter

Daughter of the King said...

I am so glad that this truly was a time away for you both and that the Lord spoke to you in such a personal way. I love being married and feel so blessed with the husband the Lord has given me....and I can tell you do too....
Deby

Jennifer said...

Very much enjoyed reading your blog:) God bless

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I am so glad that you all had such a great time and that you got home safely. May your week be blessed and happy. connie from Texas

A Note From Theresa said...

It sounds like you guys did have a lot of fun. I'm happy you both were able to go.

Daniel & Heidi Schatz said...

Hi Mrs.Spurgeon, I was encouraged by the last couple entries.We will be attending a marriage retreat in the Smokey Mountains next week taught by Pastor & Mrs.Sexton,I'm praying that God will speak our hearts as He did yours.Take care!!

Jewelgirl said...

Stopped by late for show & tell,
loved the family snow people but
I really liked the romantic pictures. Happy Valentines Day!