Tuesday afternoon I left the office and headed to Tall Oaks in beautiful Linwood, KS. I had been there as a youth attending youth group retreats, but hadn’t been there for more than 10 years. It was a treat to go back, to again be present in one of those places where I early on felt a call to ministry.
I went because the Staff Parish at Resurrection provides each staff person two days of personal retreat time at Tall Oaks each year and I wanted to make sure to take advantage of my day this fall before it got too cold.
Tuesday night I went to Lawrence to catch the Avett Brothers (a last minute opportunity that came up for me and was definitely good for the soul!) and then I spent the day Wednesday doing the following:
- Reading (my Bible and other Books)
- Enjoying (the beauty of creation and the quiet time to myself)
It was a real gift to have this day and I am grateful to Staff Parish for providing it!