I’m back from two-day retreat at Richmond Hill.
It always is a gift to settle in there and receive whatever God has for me.
I feel changed as the result of prayer and meditation, and sitting quietly reading in the garden, not answering the phone or checking email or Facebook (as I said a few days ago, I am a tech-afficianado, but still it was nice to be free for a couple of days)!
The change may not be all that visible to others. God and I know, however. My pastoring will be different, and I believe, better.
One thing that was a special treat: walking the Jerusalem Mile. It is a labyrinth modeled after ancient ones that allowed people who could not get to Jerusalem to make a holy pilgrimage. I walked it at the near the beginning of my retreat, praying for God’s guidance for my time, and again at the end, thanking God for the healing.
God is good. All the time.