I heard a great story about a mother in the 1920’s living in a small cabin with her family. During the day the children were always scurrying about and mother needed some quiet time every day to restore her soul and rest her mind. With no spare room in the house, mother developed a practice of sitting on the kitchen floor. When mother was on the floor with her apron pulled over her head, the children knew that this was God’s time and they should not be noisy or disturb her.
Fortunately, we have a little more time and space for retreat, though it might not always feel like it! Times of retreat are so important to developing a healthy spiritual rhythm of life, an ebb and flow of work and rest, of giving
and receiving, of doing and being.
Perhaps you do not have time for a week-long or weekend retreat. Maybe you don’t even feel like you have half a Saturday. But I want to urge you to take an hour once a week this summer and GO TO THE BEACH! Spiritual discipline at the beach! It’s as good as eating cake for dinner!
Download the Self-Directed Beach Retreat. It will help you to be intentional about your time. Enjoy God’s creation. Breathe God’s Spirit. Know that he knows you as he knows every grain of sand on that beach. Restore your soul and rest your mind, right here in town.