Monday, October 7, 2013

Calvary Chapel Murrieta Conference Center ~

Just a few of the awesome women on our retreat team.

Shot from my room at dusk, such a beautiful campus!

 The center piece for our weekend , sign painted by talented Amy :-)

 Our incredible speaker Martha Lawley, I HIGHLY recommend her!

My co-leader and great friend, Lori "Snicker" .

We photograph each woman at check-in.
The women are incourage to drop notes in the bags of people they meet, share a 
special conversation with or give a word of encouragement.
  It's one of the little things I especially love that we always do at our retreats.

 I may have enjoyed one of these :-)

Some random shots of the campus.....

They had a great Coffee shop !!

The buildings are almost  all historic...Google the centers name :-)

Below, a path to some of the Hot Springs.....

 The beautiful pool and the perfect climate to accompany it...


The beach, lakeside :-)

Throughout the campus are benches tucked away for some alone time.....

The best voices for our music!!

So many details.....

Friday evening hat contest ....

Sweet, beautiful women!
Such a special time, with special women who mean so much to me.
Much learned, friends made, lots of laughs, relaxation, re-commitments, decisions made that resulted in 
new lives and a promised future in paradise......

Nevertheless......a word with a new meaning...more on that later :-)

Thank-You Pastor Chuck Smith for your vision for this campus/conference center...
your were in the thoughts of many...

I am the daughter of the's what echos from my heart today.....


  1. What a beautiful campus and what a lovely, lovely weekend of drawing closer to HIM. It's a great thing to echo from your heart! Happy week!

  2. LOVE this place! I have been there a few times, but not recently. love the bag idea!! Daughters of the King ~ AMEN! Enjoy your week!

  3. What a lovely place and time to spend with other
    Christian women!

  4. Debbie
    Your retreat looks like it was in paradise!
    It must have been refreshing and uplifting
    to have been with so many sister in the faith.

  5. Oh Debi - such a beautiful place for the retreat. I know you shared many blessings with the other women. I love that you have this to look forward to each year. The photo's are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

    Yes, I am a daughter of the King also, and that makes me feel truly, truly blessed.

    Love you!

  6. I can't imagine how your spirits were lifted and how much encouragement this brought to each lady in attendance. The bag idea is one I want to tuck away. The place looks amazing! Your photography is exceptional! I would have loved being at a retreat like that. Thanks so much for sharing it all with us.

    I thank God for men like Pastor Chuck Smith and the ministry He gives to them. I know heaven welcomed him as he entered the gates.

    This was a special post!

  7. What great photos... that little one is too sweet for words.
    And the retreat center... ooooooo.... what a beautiful place. How you must have been encouraged and loved at every turn!