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Wonderfully Made - Women's Retreat

Loving God, Loving Me, Loving Others

March 29-30 | Carol Joy Holling

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14 NIV 


  • Sjogren Center: Double occupancy with two double beds. Community bathrooms. $125 Early Bird through March 11. $135 Regular Registration.
  • Swanson Center: Double Occupancy with two queen beds. Private bathroom. $145 Early Bird through March 11. $155 Regular Registration.

Do we really love ourselves?  What would our answer be if we were really honest?  What if a lack of love for ourselves creates difficulties in truly loving others?  Many of us face this battle.  We scour at our reflection, silently casting judgment for our shortcomings.  Meanwhile, love for the Creator and His creation–us–remains blanketed.  Our reflection isn’t simply a face in the mirror–a work of our hands.  We are the work of God’s hands, and praise belongs to Him.  We display beautifully the handiwork of God Almighty.  Our Father made us in fearful and wonderful fashion. (Psalm 139:14) What’s not to love?

Our retreat speaker, Kristi Woods, will share personal stories and various Bible verses to encourage us to view ourselves as God’s creation–not a product of our own power.  We will be challenged to step into a place of love and awe of God – the beginning of a wonderful journey of loving God, yourself, and others!

Women of all ages (high school and above) are invited to attend.  Scholarships available.


Kristi Woods is a writer, speaker, and Jesus girl with a heart to see Sunday pew sitters become Monday through Sunday worshipers.  She offers faith-building posts weekly at and writes regularly for,, and Wholly Loved Ministries.  You’ll also find the native Ohioan’s work published in several Chicken Soup for the Soul compilations and The Upper Room as well as on Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today.  Kristi, her husband Tony, and their three children, Joel, Beka, and Caleb, survived a nomadic, military lifestyle, and have set roots in Oklahoma–where she keeps her eyes open for tornadoes and good chocolate.