We have been so blessed by the Chapel on post. We enjoy Chaplin Mallard so much and retirees, I know I have raved about them before, but it's just so nice to have their influence and encouragement. This weekend we went with the chapel to an OCF (Officers of Christian Fellowship) retreat center in White Sulphur Springs, PA, about 2 hours from Carlisle. What an amazing place for military families! We can't wait to go back. It was a great time for rest and relaxation as well as getting to know people better and a wonderful time of spiritual reflection. Retired General VanAntwerp and his wife were our speakers and they knew how to cut to the heart. Amazing. I could have listened to both of them bring forth God's word for lots longer than we had the opportunity to do this weekend. The kids, we only saw them for meals and bedtime, and then at meals, they didn't always sit with us. It was a great time for them as well. Students from Messiah College, not too far from Carlisle, did programs with the kids all weekend. It was a great way to spend Palm Sunday weekend, reflecting on the upcoming Easter weekend and all that Christ did for us to provide salvation.
The Flight 93 Memorial was about 20 minutes away. We decided that it would be good to see it not covered with blowing snow, as we did a few months ago. It was a beautiful, but chilly day, and it was worth the trip back.
Back to real life tomorrow.
|I LOVE that this recognizes this unborn life!|
|The plane came in right over this hill....|
|...to rest here. A sacred spot.|
|Back at White Sulphur Springs....there is a bowling alley that was built in the last 1800's and has not been updated at all. It was so fun! The kids bowled on the two lanes and then ran to set the pins back up.|
|The alley is bumpy!|
|Julia, on the right, and Hope, on the left lane, setting the pins back up, along with Max and Janie Haseman|
|Pins from the 1890's|
|The Brooks and Haseman Families.|
|A mini Houghton College Reunion. Classes '89, '83, '50, '52 and '96. It was fun to make this discovery!|
|The beautiful, new main building of the conference center.|