Retreat . . .
I had SUCH a wonderful weekend! Friday night I headed down to Newport News, VA for a little spiritual getaway at the LivingStone Monastery. I must say that EVERY Christian ought to have an experience like this at least once in life . . . monasteries ROCK!
There was lots of reading, lots of quiet, lots of personal reflection, and lots of time to ask some serious questions. Ken, thank you (and the staff) SO MUCH for everything. I’m really still quite amazed at everything.
I think the thing that struck me most was the humility and spirit of service held by those that lived there.
I learned way too much there to even recount here. I suspect some of that stuff will seep out here and there in future xanga posts. There are simply many, many things that I realized I need to focus on. I think what I carried away from my time there was that I need not fear . . . I’m heading in the right direction in most respects – and where I’m not, Christ won’t let me go. So things are gonna be working out OK.
I returned home Saturday night and caught up with one of my little brothers (Mikey) . . . it was friggin great to share with you, bro. Don’t you dare wait another 4 months before you decide to call me, butthead! Love ya!
Sunday was cool too. I didn’t wake up in time to catch the early service at CR, so no time with the highschoolers this week, but it was a nice service for me all the same. The highlight of the day, however, was getting to see Jonathan perform w/ an a cappella group. Wow. They sounded . . . amazing! Absolutely beautiful. Thanx for inviting me, J. It was awesome. And sorry again, Audrey, for changing plans last minute . . . I think you would have really loved it. I feel bad. So you’re gonna have to forgive me. Thanx. I promise not to do that again
So, back to real life. Honestly, I want to go hide under my covers. I’m feeling strangely . . . anxious. I don’t know why. And I’ve been on the verge of tears for like the last 3 days. I need to have a good cry A nice, long hug would be a great follow-up to that.