Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Real Sanctuary Get-Aways
Andrea and I have had many discussions with many other mamas about finding time, space and place for solitude and a respite for renewal, focus, and intimacy in our relationships with Jesus.
Just two evenings ago, this discussion was still active in my mind as I was casually reading a book on simple living. I came to a section that suggests every person take time away for a weekend each year to a local "sanctuary"! And it gave this wonderful resource for finding monasteries, abbeys, and retreat centers in your area that are open for people to come stay for a night, weekend, or even weeks to renew and rest.
I found the book in my library today (in the reference section so I couldn't borrow it!), and I made photocopies of places here in South Carolina and Georgia to visit. So I am planning my get-away for this fall and I hope you will consider doing the same! Much less expensive than a hotel, meals are usually included, and many seem to have quiet, peaceful, and beautiful grounds/nature trails/ etc....not to mention a spiritual atmosphere conducive to trysting with the Lord.
Pretty cool that the Lord brought this resource along when this was on many mama's hearts these days. Hope that you will find a sanctuary near you and enjoy!