The Women’s Retreat, October 29, 2016, “What Queen Esther Knew”, was held at the Toledo Botanical Garden in one of the small cottages in the Garden. This cozy environment created a warmth that invited honest and authentic sharing resulting in a day that was REAL, RELEVANT, and REWARDING for the participants.
Using The Book Of Esther, from the Old Testament, we cast it in the light of modern day and found that as women we are facing the same issues of using our genuine voice, expecting the honoring of our rights, and are dealing with with prejudice and injustice as they manifest in current society.
We reframed the story in drama, this time creating new outcomes that were empowering and freeing, and were offered hope and a willingness to commit to the work of being spiritual women in our present social structures.
Blessed with good weather that allowed us time outdoors, and a delicious lunch, we left feeling renewed, restored, and recommitted.
We are so happy to have completed the quilt for the Coyle Funeral Home. We cut,sewed and quilted this blanket with love. Our hope is that it brings comfort to the families of the loved ones that the Coyle’s so lovingly tend to. It was an honor to have done this as our outreach project.