Day of Reflection

On November 9th, a group of women attended a day of reflection. They were given $1.00 and asked to develop it any way they chose.  The following are the results of their efforts.  This page may also include any thoughts, comments or questions from their day’s experiences.

4 Replies to “Day of Reflection”

  1. I look so forward to this event every year for so many reasons. I love the beauty and warmth that Gloria’s heart and home offer, Annes loving presence, the love and comfort of wonderful women, and now the tie is the food and Glens wisdom. Both are a must on a list of experiences.
    Glens message is always so specific to my spiritual need every year. He teaches me the lesson in that weekend that carries me through the year.
    Two years ago his main themes were : to keep looking inward, that you are exactly where you are supposed to be, and the best is yet to come. That weekend was the start of my new life in a townhouse after a 20 year marriage. His message sustained me as I would have to look inward in deeper ways to heal, as I cried looking in a mirror telling myself that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, {because it sure didn’t seem like it}, and the hope that somehow the best was yet to come.
    In the two years that have passed these messages still bless me greatly.
    This year Glen said many things that I needed to hear. For the last two years things have been harder for me being on my own. This message of struggle was becoming a theme for me. He told a story of a woman who was struggling with much greater difficulties than me, and he asked her, “Are you a priss?” He continued with supportive remarks leading to the fact that yes it is hard yet very important, and you have the strength to do it. Wow so instead of thinking how hard it can be, I see how important it all is and how strong I am.
    I also love his quote that, ” the difference between religious and spiritual people is that religious people fear going to hell , and spiritual people have already been there.”
    Glen truly lives his life to serve Christ through his gifts of service, teaching , wisdom and compassion. I must not leave out his sense of humor.
    For me my dollar is posted on my fridge, and talked about to all who ask. It represents anti bullying, and anti gossip. Themes my family live by. Parents especially be aware of your example.
    Thank you Glen.

  2. ***** 5/5
    Once again – another “perfect” Day of Reflection!

    For me, Glen has the true gift of being a caring, honest and tell-it-like-it-is speaker. Even though we’re in a group setting – he has the uncanny ability to make me feel it’s just us having a one-on-one conversation.

    I highly recommend a “Day of Reflection” presented by Glen for a group of friends, family members, women/men group – you’ll really enjoy the time.

    As for my $1 – I had a couple of ideas, but as I sat in church today, “Someone” 🙂 reminded me of “that” $1 in my purse – and I knew I was suppose to add it to my Super Typhoon Halyan donation – so I dropped it in the basket. (Thank you Glen)

  3. WOW! What an AMAZING Day of Reflection! Thank you Glen!

    As promised, hear is the recipe for the “Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars”


    2 cups of all purpose flour
    1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
    1 cup butter, softened
    2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese softened
    1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons: divided
    2 large eggs
    1 teaspoon of vanilla
    3 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/2 cup of caramel topping ( I used Smuckers)
    1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    1 cup all purpose flour
    1/2 cup quick cooking oats
    1/2 cup butter

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 pan with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray. (I did not line with foil)
    2. In medium sized bowl combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in the butter until crumbly. Press into the bottom of the 9×13 pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
    3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup of sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time and vanilla.Pour over warm crust. In a small bowl combine apples, remaining 2Tbls. sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Spoon evenly on top of cheesecake layer.
    4. Combine brown sugar, flour, cooking oats and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle struesel topping over the apple layer.
    5. Bake for 30 minutes until filling is set. Allow to cool and drizzle with caramel topping.

    If you have any questions, let me know! ENJOY!


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