The curtain is falling on Act One, and our weekend retreat is over. Women who didn’t know each other before are leaving as friends. Women who were scared to face each other have made the first tentative forays into understanding and supporting each other. And women who are mostly alone will return to being mostly alone.
Our players will resume their busy lives, occasionally wondering why they said some of the things they said while they were here. At night, when they’re awake and trying to go to sleep, they will think of other things they wished they had said.
Here’s the good news: they’ll have their chance to do that, through this blog, and also during the next two retreats: Act Two (January in Ohio — oh, my! So cold and gray!), and Act Three (April in Indiana). In the winter retreat, they’ll talk more about how God speaks to the joys and challenges of their spheres, and in the spring, they’ll discuss how the church can support them and enhance the ministry of their spheres.
But for now, let’s talk about what you’ve read here. Please dive in with your comments and questions. We’ll do our best to keep up with them. We really want to hear from you! And please spread the word to your friends, co-workers, colleagues and families — to anyone you think might want to join the conversation.