“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
Well, I left the Holy Cross Abbey on Friday, concluding my 5 days of solitude and spiritual retreat. I learned a lot about myself and God. And I learned I DO have what it takes to not talk.
From my journal:
This has been an interesting experience. I appreciate the time of contemplation so I could hear the voice of my Lord. I appreciate the time in his creation along with the food and shelter provided for this spiritual journey.
Now, as I walk out the door, I am called to another mission- the adventure of my real life. I am called back to my life of marriage, children, chaos, ministry, and friendship. I miss my husband, kids and fellowship. I need these people desperately. I am ready to return, changed perhaps, but ready to return to the life God has so richly blessed me with. Here’s to the journey home.