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SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL: CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S RETREAT THEME
God makes something beautiful out of all of us. We are his children and he loves us. Even though we may not feel beautiful at times in our lives, it is important that we are reminded of those facts daily. Staying close to our Christian friends, through our day-to-day activities as well as attending retreats such as these, are wonderful ways to achieve that goal.
SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL SCRIPTURES
1 Peter 3:3-4 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
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Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL ICEBREAKERS
I Am Blessed:
Have everyone stand in a circle. If you have more than 20 ladies, divide them into two groups. Have the ladies take turns going around the circle. They should introduce themselves and then complete the sentence, I am blessed because…
Ask the ladies to share one of their favorite hobbies.
SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL RETREAT CRAFTS/ACTIVITIES
DIY Photo Tile Magnets
These diy photo tile magnets on The Frugal Girls website will make a fun take-away from this retreat. You can let the ladies know ahead of time to bring pictures or you can provide magazines where they can select pictures out of those.
Find a variety of bottles (such as soda bottles, vases, etc.) at your local thrift store or antique store and provide a variety of artificial flowers and accessories. The ladies can create their own ‘something beautiful’ out of these items.
SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
1. What is your definition of beautiful?
2. Do you feel beautiful? If so, please explain. If not, why not?
3. Tell us about a friend or family member who makes you feel beautiful?
DOOR PRIZE IDEAS
Dear Lord, thank you for opportunities such as these to remind us that you make something beautiful out of us. You have created each one of us to be special in your image. Help us to always strive to nurture ourselves so that we may grow closer to you. And, please give us courage so that we can share our unique light in a way that glorifies you. As we head to our different homes, please help us to embrace our inner beauty and to encourage and uplift others in their journey. Amen.
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