The greatest desire of my life is to show grace to all--to my loved ones at home, to my family and friends and neighbors all over the world,. But in order for my life to be a reflection of God's grace, I've must soak up God's grace for myself.
And so, this week, I'm on retreat. I'm at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina, where this scene greeted me just after I got out of my car:
Then I registered for the retreat and stepped out onto the back deck of the building, where this is what I saw:
O, Lord, we praise you for your excellent greatness.
I'm so grateful for this chance to be away, to be encouraged, to heed the words of the Lord:
"Be still and know that I am God" (Psalm 48:10).
When was the last time you got away on retreat?
This post is the twenty-sixth entry in a 31-day series: Caring for Myself Body and Soul.