Day 61: RETREAT!

I am leaving this morning to go spend the next three days with my mentor and friend, Doris Tarbutton.  Doris has been my mentor for the last 15+ years, and next to my husband knows me better than just about anyone.

She has an incredible gift of discernment.  She is lovingly referred to by many as "the Oracle."

Time with Doris is always multi-faceted.  It's comforting because she loves me.  It's challenging because we will spend the majority of our time together praying about my crap.  And it's overwhelmingly encouraging because I will come face to face with my sin, I will pray through it, and I will come out on the other side of the river better for the experience.

She was going to come here, but my husband said, "No, you need to go there.  You need to get away."

So I won't be blogging or facebooking or checking email for the next three days because I need to retreat. . . er I mean I need A RETREAT.

For this weekend, I want to leave you with one of my favorite scriptures:

Proverbs 3:5-12

Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health,
your very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor God with everything you own;
give him the first and the best.
Your barns will burst,
your wine vats will brim over.
But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline;
don’t sulk under his loving correction.
It’s the child he loves that God corrects;
a father’s delight is behind all this.

All that to say, I love the Word of God.  It is comforting, challenging, and overwhelmingly encouraging, much like my friend, Doris.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you are getting to take this time, Carol. Prayers for you as you do difficult work over the next few days.
    Much love,
    becky j.


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