Girl’s Get-Away Cruise

We’re back from the the Girl’s Get-Away cruise. It was so much fun! Through Proverbs 31 Ministries and Premiere Christian Cruises, a few of us were given the amazing gift of a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico.

Here’s a photo of us girls at dinner time. (Me, Shari, Sharon, LeAnn, Lysa and Marybeth). This was my favorite part of the day. We had our own Proverbs 31 table where we laughed as much as we ate!

I wondered if being out at sea for such a long time would be a little scary. Well, it was nothing compared to the shuttle bus drive from Pensacola, FL to our port in Mobile, AL. If you’d like to read the hilarious details and how Leigh from Point of Grace saved our lives, click here.

I had the wonderful blessing of rooming with my “human alarm clock” friend who is set to wake up at 4am each day. I won’t mention names but her initials are LT. Where does that girl get her energy!?

Leann was supposed to get that blessing, but instead God gave her her own private cabin with a queen size bed all to her Queenie-self! Oh, but she missed out on some fun…rooming with LT was like being in college again. We shared jewelry, hairspray, and beauty tips. Too bad I don’t have black hair since Lysa discoverd the perfect remedy for those rascally gray hairs that pop up. A black permanent marker will do the trick. I think we might patent the idea and create a “hair pen” for blondes, brunettes and those with auburn highlights.

Here Lysa and I are swinging from the lights with our monkey-towel-friend who was waiting for us in our room that evening.

The speakers, the concerts, the music, the food, and the views were all amazing, but the best part was simply being with my girlfriends and meeting some new friends at sea…

About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.


  1. When is the cruise next year???? I need to start saving some money!

    I am so glad you ladies had oodles of fun!


  2. Hey girls, I know ya’ll had so much fun. Glad to have you all back. Aimy

  3. When is the cruise next year???? I need to start saving some money!

    I am so glad you ladies had oodles of fun!


  4. You guys are so cute, love the blog.


  5. WOW! I read the “bus” story . . . what a trip!

    Sounds like it was worth the experience tho’ : )

    Just me,
    Patte : )

  6. Pajama Mama says:

    HI Renee,

    I didn’t realize you had a blog, too…! (Clicked through Lysa’s.) It was nice taking with you on the cruise…We met the last night when Lysa had her Q/A. My friend Christine and I were talking to you about adopting…Christine is in the process of adopting a little girl from China…and her 3 yr old told me she was going to sleep in the dishwasher….Does that ring a bell? Anyway, I have enjoyed reading your posts and hope your Christmas is blessed….even if you don’t get the tree decorated!!


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