One lives on the top of a hill overlooking the valleys. Another lives in the middle of a booming city. Still another lives in the middle of nowhere with no neighbor in sight. We call them Delight girls. In 2013, Kristin held the first ever Delight Retreat in Wenatchee Washington. I filmed Fear to Freedom, the Delight Promo and the Extended Version of the retreat. We were surrounded by trees, a roaring river and mountains that seemed to touch the clouds. Later in 2013, Kristin brought Erin into Delight to be the co-leader of the entire organization and I have to tell you that they make a great team. This year, Kristin is running things on the west coast and Erin ran things on the East coast (the retreat I am about to share!)! Part of me wants to jump right in and show you the faces of these wonderful Delight girls right now, but first let me tell you a little bit about this retreat (you might want to grab some tea). Because it was incredible. The girls arrived on Thursday and we greeted them with posters, glittery hats and a welcome dinner. We started sharing out hearts with each other from the beginning and it was so refreshing to connect with new ladies who love the Lord and want to put Him at the center of their businesses. Angie and I ran a business and branding workshop (she did business and I did branding) and I hope that the girls enjoyed it as much as we did! I think we could have easily talked for days about business and branding since we are both so passionate about sharing! In fact, I decided to write a BOOK! Emily & Emily made fabulous meals for us every day and Kristina helped in any and every way that she could in addition to speaking tons of truth to the girls. And of course there's Erin, who not only made all of the leaders feel so wildly welcome, but she also challenged us to live in the freedom of the Lord. To let go of insecurities and boldly do all that God was calling us to do. These people have touched my heart. We were unified and free together and they are now some of my dearest friends.
One of the creative projects for the retreat was for the girls to work with their small group to design a canvas that displayed who they were in the Lord. They said no to shame and yes to His grace. The Lord brought victory to all of our lives.
Meet the Delight East group.
To see more photos from the creative project, click HERE.