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October 1, 2013

Our lifegroup went on a retreat this past weekend to Bakersfield. If you’re from Orange County, you probably immediately had some snarky thought in your head about Bakersfield. But seriously, it was so great. We stayed on a ranch in the middle of nowhere (as in, there was no cell service).


Time away is so necessary.

Time away with friends is so healing.

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I was reminded again of the power of vulnerability. Isn’t it just so crazy how up until the moment that we share something, it feels like the heaviest, worst, most unbearable thing ever? But once we have shared it and realize that the earth didn’t fall out from underneath our feet, the freedom comes almost instantly. And to be in a community of people who will step in and fight for you through truth and prayer? It feels almost too good to be true.


We are wildly undeserving of the grace we have received.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mama permalink
    October 2, 2013 1:15 am

    He is the Vine…we are the branches! I’m so glad your group strengthens and encourages and loves! You have found a precious and rare thing.

  2. Chadwick permalink
    October 2, 2013 4:51 am

    Leslie lived there!!!

    Loved this post. Just. Awesome. So great right now.

    See you guys soon! Love ya!

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