Wednesday, October 30

Caring for Myself Body and Soul 26:

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.  
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  1. Good for you...although, I'm a tad jealous!! Just kidding, of course. What beautiful eye candy you must be enjoying!. We had our last retreat a couple of years back at the Laurel Ridge Christian Conference Center up the mountain from North Wilksboro. I have never been to the Cove but I know those who have and heard it was wonderful! Enjoy your retreat, Richella!

  2. What beautiful surroundings! I am glad you could get away on the retreat Richella. Oh how I love times like that! Enjoy sweet sister in Christ!

    Love, Linda

  3. Emily's there too. What retreat? What a perfect time of year to be there. Exhale.

  4. I've never experienced an retreat. It obviously is a lovely experience for the mind, body and soul. I don't even know how to find one!

  5. Ooooo! Gorgeous! Our women from church will be retreating there soon. Looking forward to reading about your time at The Cove. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your retreat.

  6. What a blessing to be able to get away to be alone with God.


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