A day apart

ccpp1.jpg    Today Katie and I went to the National Cathedral to spend a day in retreat.  This was a wonderful time to get away and just be open to the presence of God.  What a gift!!!  It was though the center of prayer and pilgrimage.  You can check out the center’s site here.  I think that this would be a very cool thing to do with a group of Middletown people.

I cherish the time that I am able to go somewhere and not have to worry about schedules, to-dos and other things that get in the way.

I think that I have always felt a special affinity to quiet and time alone seeking God in the thin places of life, but I through some of the reading and some of the events offered through the conference I feel I am better able to embrace some contemplative practices.

Through centering prayer, prayer walks, journaling and other practices I come out of my prayer time with a feeling of renewed energy and feel that I am ready to take on the day or projects that are looming (including a day elbow deep in diapers).

I am looking forward to to events that are being scheduled year.  I pray that your Christmas time is restful and fulled with joy.