Fall is my favorite time of the year! In Nashville, the trees are beginning to turn as the temperatures outside become cooler. In the North however, the trees are already a glow with brilliant colors. This past weekend I had the privilege of speaking in Hershey, PA. The trees were beautiful, but the chocolate was awesome!! Here’s a picture of me and some of my new friends standing in front of the Hersey Chocolate factory after our tour during free-time on Saturday.
The wonderful thing about Hershey, PA is…you guessed it…the chocolate. The minute you enter town, you can smell chocolate in the air! The street lights are made in the shape of Hershey kisses, and they have a great Hershey Amusement Park! My family and I love amusement parks. We like the old fashion wooden roller-coasters and they have two! To top it off, if you’re directionally challenged like me, you can never get lost because the town is built in a circle! I’m definitely coming back and bringing my family!
The retreat was held at the beautiful Hershey Lodge. Again, the aroma of chocolate filled the air inside of the Lodge. Throughout the day, it would smell of chocolate-mint and other mouth watering mixtures that the nose recognized and the appetite desired.
To get you started, each guest received a chocolate bar as they checked into the Lodge. That’s not all! The nicely decorated rooms came with complementary hot chocolate and Hersey kisses on the pillow.
Yep, if there were ever a town built for me, where you can drive round and round and never get lost—where chocolate can be found on every corner—Hershey, PA is it!
The women of Mid-Atlantic church were a treat, too! This is my second time to be with them. It was nice to see old friends and make new ones, too. Even though I came down with Laryngitis, the Lord spoke in a powerful way. His spirit moved mightily on Saturday night as the women nailed their fears to the cross. It was a time of release and liberty like only the Lord can do. Praise His Name—for whom the Lord sets free is free indeed!
Now, lets go drink some hot chocolate and stay warm!