A Christian’s heavenly journey with his feet on the ground. Treasures shared that are discovered along the way.
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Saturday, October 11, 2008

On Retreat - 1

We've been back again to the Christian retreat and conference centre in Devon, England, that has views-to-die-for. This photo is of a collage created by the youth at their summer camp, about two years ago and is their impression of the old house and grounds leading down to the sea.

This time, we had come for a five-day individual retreat.

The time followed a familiar pattern for me. It started with a 'honeymoon' period, revelling in the expectancy of several days solitude, 'just for me and Jesus!' By the next day feelings were already starting to surface and by the third, things seemed quite messy and I wondered how I would get through. Help was at hand however, as each day we each met individually with our retreat guide, who assisted us on our journeys. By the last day the Lord had brought all the threads together, in time to leave with a new sense of direction and freedom.

I felt revitalised. Life-changing stuff!

"Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." Mark 6:31 New International Version


  1. Mulled Vine said...

    Sounds wonderful. Wish I lived in Devon near the sea. I'm from Cape Town originally and miss that the most.

  2. wayfarerjon said...

    Devon is not far really - a lot closer than South Africa and they welcome families too! Yes, I know it can be difficult.