Saturday, May 30, 2009


I have a friend Andrew who has been bugging me for a while that I need to take a silent retreat. In fact, it was something that I was feeling strong enough about that I got our Exec Pastor on board and these mini-retreats became part of my soul care plan for the ministry year.

It also turns out that I'm going to be teaching about the spiritual discipline of silence/solitude next Sunday. And since I've passed things over to Josh for the next few weeks, I figured that now was as good a time as any.

The more I think about it, the more nervous I get.

I'm not a silent guy.

But I think I need to unplug and listen.

Have you ever done a silent retreat? What do you do?

1 comment:

benjskramer said...

Ya, I've done it a couple times before. I spent a lot of my time reading, writing and going on walks. On one occasion it actually lead to the beginning of writing a book. I'm a bit more of a silent loner by nature than yourself, but I hope you'll enjoy it.