Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sounding a retreat...

There's been a couple times in the last several years that I've felt overwhelmed with life enough to just need a weekend get-away to regain my sanity. The second of those couple times was two weeks ago.

And there's something about getting outside that helps set my mind and heart back on track. God seems to use nature to quiet my over-analytical mind and to remind me of the bigger scope of life. And even when my 'day job' involves outdoor time, for the most part, it's easy to lose the grander perspective and beauty of the 'forest' when you're stuck in the trees.

Some of my favorite photos of my personal retreat and outdoor 'therapy'...

 ...a baseball on the edge of the Arkansas River.

 armored possum

...somebody's semi-fine china.

I snuck up on a little spike buck. I walked a little ways, heard a sound behind me, and saw this 6-pt and about 7 others. I wasn't quick enough to snap a picture of the whole group.

I also splurged on a little peach cobbler shake from Bogey's in Hutchinson. It's as good as it sounds.


Rebecca March 20, 2011 at 6:56 AM  

Good for you. Finding your rhythm, respecting that inner call, renewing your perspective...these are critical to holiness and wholeness.

I enjoyed the "picture trail" of your retreat. I suspect they will be visual reminders of its importance to you in future days.

Cherilyn March 24, 2011 at 8:38 AM  

Thanks for sharing your words & pictures.

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