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January 20th, 2012

Snowball Girls Retreat plows ahead this weekend, sans snow

It's unusually warm in Nashville for January, with temperatures in the 50s and 60s—especially compared to the Blizzard of 2011 this time last year. But that won't stop more than 100 girls from standing by the annual Snowball Retreat name this weekend with no snow in sight.

This year's theme is "A Change of Mind." The middle school and high school girls, along with 25 leaders, will spend the next two days at Camp Widjiwagan, located on Percy Priest Reservoir in Nashville.

Amy-Jo Girardier said, "We're excited to be focusing on some vital biblical truths that every girl and woman needs to hear. We'll focus on the thought life that impacts the heart and soul. As we do this, we'll dig into God's Word to learn how to think on things that are true, praise-worthy, excellent, and noble, instead of dwelling on things that are false, ugly, demeaning, and not of God."

SaraBeth Geoghegan, a recording artist from Nashville, will be back this year to lead worship. And Hayley DiMarco will headline the weekend getaway as the guest speaker.

Hayley is the best-selling author of more than 30 books, including Dateable, Marriable, Mean Girls, Sexy Girls, God Girl, and The Woman of Mystery. Featured at large events like Women of Faith, Precept National Women's Convention, and MOPS International Leadership Convention, she's in tune with issues facing teens and young women in America.

To add to the already full weekend, the girls will participate in a prayer experience, small groups, and extra-curricular activities, including Turkey Bowling and Cow Tongue Football.

Amy-Jo said, "Begin to pray now that we experience God in new and exciting ways this weekend as we focus on what it means to love with God's love in all of our relationships. We're praying for a great weekend together of worship, fellowship, ministry, and opportunities to foster new and old friendships between the girls."