Today at noon, I'll go to the church parking lot. We'll get in a van and we'll head to a woman's retreat at Luther Springs.
I know how stereotypical it sounds. I can already see how this event would be skewered, if we were characters on The Simpsons.
Happily, we live in the real world. It's been a hectic week, and a very busy summer, so I'm ready for a change of scenery! I'm ready for a retreat that allows us to slow down and recharge. I'm ready to get back to nature, a different kind of nature than the kind I experience down here.
I'm looking forward to travelling with these women. They've gone on retreat before and invited me, but it's never been a week-end where I could do it. And now, I can!
I've worked with these women before on a variety of projects, most notably Vacation Bible School. I've always enjoyed their company. I look forward to getting to know them better.
The retreat is being led by a female pastor from Jacksonville. I wish I could say I'd gotten to know her better when I was at Synod Assembly, but I have not. I saw a short film clip about what her church is doing, and that's what convinced me that she'd be an interesting person to get to know. And now, I have a chance!
I've packed my camera and a notebook. I'm looking forward to having time to capture some moments this way.
And when I return, we'll have moved into a new season; the autumnal equinox is Sunday. I'm ready for a new season. It's been a good summer, but a hectic one. I'm ready for a change.
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