Taking Time Out to Retreat

On Saturday, my local church offered a day of rest and silent meditation. It was billed as a day of quiet contemplation of Advent and as a way to relax in preparation for the chaos that is (sometimes) Christmas. And as an extra bit of care, hot soup was served.
Advent candles lit

Unfortunately, despite writing it down, I totally forgot to go.

That doesn’t mean that I can’t do that on my own!

I am going to declare that Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 10am central to 12pm central will be spent in quiet contemplation. And it doesn’t have to be about Advent or anything religious–Christian or otherwise! You don’t have to spend the whole time with me either. Just make a commitment to spend some time (even 10 minutes!) to recharge, and regroup.

Why that Saturday? Well, it’s the one before the Christmas Eve/Christmas Day hoopla. Television commercials are going to be doing their best to whip people into a last minute shopping frenzy and you’ll probably be feeling the crunch to finish up on metaphorical cookie parties.

Join me for a break! Sign up for this campaign below. The week before you’ll get an email of materials around the house to gather. Then the Friday before, I will send you an email filled with ways to meditate, points to ponder and some of my favorite sources.

So sign up and make a commitment to take a break, even if it’s just for a half hour.
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One Response to Taking Time Out to Retreat

  1. What a great idea! I am so looking forward to this!

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