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The Gift of a Day

How do you feel about having a day for yourself?

Seems kind of selfish perhaps...to "do nothing"... to tick nothing off your "to do list"...to spend the day for ......you?

But (and especially before we get to the busy Christmas season) I know that it's healthy for my body, mind and soul..to just "be" , and to clear some of the clutter. That's when I get a greater sense of perspective, and can more clearly hear God's voice.

You can take a day out in a lot of different ways, but I find that my home has far too many distractions! One really easy way is to get yourself booked into a Fourteen day retreat day in Wokingham. Take a look here for more information, and to contact the Fourteen team about the available dates this term.

For a personal reflection on what a day at Fourteen means to someone that's part of our Kerith community, my friend Irene has written here about her experience at Fourteen.

“Come with me by yourself to a quiet place and rest a while”. Mark 6:31

Comments

Suzanne Whitton said…
Aw I just love Fourteen, such a special treat and would recommend anyone to give it a go. A little while ago, I wrote a post about my experience too...http://www.searchingforthegold.com/2013/04/tick-tock.html. If I can resist talking for a whole day, anyone can!

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