Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Creating Quiet Spaces: A Directed Spiritual Retreat

I am excited to embark on a Holy Spirit journey this weekend with a small group of my Newark Naz women. This will be a time of sharing our personal walk with God, but mostly a time of getting in position to hear Him speak. Without realizing it, much of the time we approach God with minds that are filled to the max with our agenda, our struggles, our past and present pains, our longings for change and for direction. If God were to speak, how would we even hear Him through all this rubble?

God is calling us to come away with Him, to empty ourselves and allow Him to fill us. We come with expectations of renewed passion, a God-perspective on life, a fresh start. The impact of this 24-hour block of time set apart for Him will have a resounding effect for years to come.

Intimidated by silence? You are not alone in that fear. After all, the God and Creator of the universe should be a bit intimidating! But, the flip side is this: the Father-God who created me wants to spend time? alone? with Me?! Ummm...let me check my calendar: I think I can pencil Him in!!

It's not too late for you to "pencil Him in" too!
Details: Fri, 6pm-Sat. 5pm, Jan, 20-21 Sts Peter & Paul Retreat Center, Newark, OH, $83 for overnight lodging and 3 full meals. (Or, to schedule your own Directed Spiritual Retreat) contact me: cstiverson@hotmail.com.

THE PHOTO ABOVE WAS TAKEN WHEN I DID A SILENT RETREAT RECENTLY AT STS. PETER & PAUL RETREAT CENTER. I JUST NOW NOTICED THE CROSS PATTERN IN THE SKY! WOW GOD!!

2 comments:

  1. Very well said..
    very tempting and encouraging also to go there.
    The problem is.. the said retreat was done already. Any new dates to fill?

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  2. No dates set yet, but hope to schedule another for summer or fall at the same location.
    Will be posting some testimonies of participants soon.
    Thx for your comments!

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