A few weeks ago at church I was thinking, “It would be really nice if we could do something fun with the Bright Lights interns. They’ve been working so hard.”
About 10 minutes later a lady from our church came up to Sarah and said, “I thought it might be nice for you and Grace and the Internship girls to do something fun together. Would you like to take a little trip and stay in our condo in Galena?”

We just arrived home from the wonderful little 2-day “retreat” in the cute historic town of Galena, Illinois. The shopping was fun, the food was delicious, and the weather was unbelievably nice for this time of year. But we all agreed that the highlight of the trip was the good discussions we got into about the Lord.

Another big highlight of the trip was the witnessing opportunities the Lord opened. We were able to share the gospel several times.

The Lord is so good. Just the fact that He saved us and gives us life and breath is amazing, but He continues to bless us with undeserved gifts.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights…” James 1:17


  1. Grace –
    Sounds like you all had a lot of fun! I’m sure you deserved a rest.
    Wow, you’re brave to try that hot salsa! Looks like you’re not too sure. 🙂

  2. Oh how fun! I’ve only been to Galena once, but I thought it was a really neat town and it made me want to visit it again someday. I’m glad you girls got to go. Say hi to Karissa, Hannah and Mary for me! (Oh, and Sarah and Nickie too if you’d like. 🙂

  3. Awwwww, now I REALLY wish I could be there!! How much fun can you have?!? 😀 It must have been such a blessing to “get away from it all” for a couple days.
    Love y’all,

  4. I’m glad it was a wonderful time; it sounds like the internship has been neat for these gals and for you, too.
    Can’t wait to see you, girl! Omaha or bust. 🙂

  5. Wow wonderful! Yes the Lord gives wonderful rest and gifts. As i was reading about this trip the Lord gave me a verse to add here. Psalm 145:19 “He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.(NKJV). I love you all love Supriya

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