Category Archives: retreat

What a great day for a cup of tea! July 11, 2012

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What a great day for a cup of tea! As a surprise early birthday present I treated Pastor Estell to Mrs Teas Tea Room in Lutz Florida  ( . A nice little place that just does “Tea Parties” and “Afternoon Tea”. A nice girly girl place, relaxing, awesome service, wonderful tea and terrific tasting foods. Each table has an eclectic table setting, very nicely done. A soup or broccoli salad are offered and after that a  three tiered  plate stand is brought to the table along with colorful teapots on candle  stand warmers. The cookies, tarts, crumpets soup ( we had potato soup) was freshly made and delightful to the taste buds. The plate stand had equal amounts of food for Pastor Estell and myself.

It was nice, friendly, relaxing, just a great way to spend a couple of hours. I highly recommend going there. See the link for their website in my link section While you  are there stop by their  little sales area and check out the teapots and items for sale. very reasonably priced.

All I can say is ENJOY.Get your friends and family together and check it out. Reservations are recommended, see website for details.


Our Annual SOS Retreat/Outing April 19 – 22, 2012

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 On Thursday afternoon some of the SOS ladies and I went on a little  retreat/vacation/refreshing journey to Orlando,  Florida. Since we had all been previously over the years  to all the regular main attractions like Disney, Seaworld, Epcot, Universal Studies, etc  it was not about going to those places. We all were just being laid back about scheduling anything since we’re all so very busy normally. The condo was acquired through Kim, (thank you Kim!). We all chipped in a modest amount then went to the grocery store. We did eat out once at Ponderosa. Not bad, it had a salad bar buffet deal going on for a not too bad price.We also had wanted to go to Old Town again like we did last year. These pictures are the very beginning of our adventure. I will post again what we did on Friday and add those pictures to the posting.I must add that in one of the pictures you will notice a blow up mattress on the porch. Thank God Diana remembered to bring  it because the pull out sofa had a very thin mattress. I was really surprised at that since the resort was so upscale. I’m going to have to get me one like hers. It was elevated up off the floor.

Prayer Meeting, Springhill, Florida December 3, 2011


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Pastor Estell had her  prayer meeting  at Tina’s home in Springhill, on December 3, 2011. What a beautiful place it is. Gods country for sure. We had Praise and and worship, singing, flag/dance ministry, a food tent, beautiful weather a nice turnout of people. It was a wonderful day, that lasted into the night. Relaxed, laid back a family event. Everyone brought food and drink, lawn chairs or blankets. It was nice and old fashioned not pretentious  More of these prayer meetings are being planned for the near future. It’s a “Works in Progress”. Some of the pictures posted here show the Hearts on Fire dance/flag ministry of Lori Magdalen  with her group. They were terrific.  Just so inspired  and graceful. A nice added touch to the Praise and Worship.  I look forward to our next prayer meeting.

Largo House of Prayer, March 25, 2011

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  We had heard about this Spirit filled place from several other people. So, some of us took a trip there. It was  quite an experience to be there. The Holy Spirit was there, His sweet smell was everywhere in this awesome room. There were footies to be placed on your feet prior to entering, no talking, outside music of any kind. Quiet prayer and meditation. Prayer closets to both sides. The Rock pillar/alter was magnificent. Actually the entire place was magnificent. Very inspirational and soothing, comfort food for your soul. I have been back there several times since then. To get refilled as needed. I would live to find more of these places.

Has anyone else been to places such as this?  Please share your experiences and the address and pictures if at all possible.