Dr. Leslie Parrot’s book, You Matter More Thank You Think, is a great book for your women’s ministry. I used the book as a spring board a few years ago to create talks for a Kinetic women’s beach retreat at Springmaid Beach Resort and Conference Center. She compares a piece of sea glass to our lives. Only by living faithfully through trials and tough situations can a broken, sharp, shard of glass be ground into something beautiful and precious.

Since the retreat was at the beach, the illustration Leslie uses about sea glass was really appropriate. I purchased several bags of sea glass from a crafts store and placed it in a pretty mason jar. Then at the end of the last talk, I passed the jar around and each lady picked a piece of sea glass to take home and remind them of how God is working in their lives.

What great retreat ideas have you used? Please share your ideas in the comments section.


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