Montreat is amazing. I've found deep friendship with my hilarious fellow small group leaders, profound wisdom and capacity for care in the teenagers in my small group (one of whom kindly told me I was "condensed awesomeness"), invigorating community, beautiful experiences of God through those blue mountains and reunions with old friends (including seminary friends, a former professor and youth from a church I worked at in Georgia). I've had a wonderful, exhausting, hectic, spiritually filling week. Looking forward to the next one!
(I just wish Hayden could've come!)
Rodger, my former professor, gave me a peach from Georgia. Amazing!
And an unexpected reunion: youth from Eastminster where I worked in Georgia, their awesome youth director and sweet Beverly.