November 16 was a blessed day at St. Andrew as 200 women of all ages gathered for a mini-retreat called “Spa for the Soul.” Guest speaker Ellie Lofaro led three sessions of learning, laughter and inspiration about finding joy in the journey of life. A “joyful break” offered options from yoga to card making, prayer bead making, visual journaling, guided meditation, walking the labyrinth, fitness center, and quiet time with Kezia, Comfort Dog. There was great food and fair trade shopping too! Old friends and new left with a “basketful of ripe, sweet, renewed joy” to take right into the holiday season. What more could we ask for? To God be the glory!