Monday, March 9, 2009

Retreat Thoughts

The working definition of retreat: to pull back from the front line of a battle to refortify and strengthen the troops, also to clarify the objective of the mission and make sure you are fighting the right battle; review your objectives and plan of attack.

After a weekend at the Osthoff with the women's retreat, I feel strengthened and refortified. I am clear in the mission and how to accomplish it. I am running a little short in the "rest" department, but it was worth it.

A lot of honest prayer and soul searching kept leading me to one thing: lose the silliness and get real with God. Settle down in dependence on Him and stop trying to impress Him with a can-do attitude. Only through Him can I do anything.


  1. Did you have a good time? I'm jealous I wasn't there.

  2. Praise God for God's strength and rest for your soul. I will be praying for your physical rest:0

    Love ya! Heaven

  3. Hey, Debbie...thanks for the insights. I, too, feel like I've been refortified to fight the right battle. I didn't even get "punched in the nose" when I got home! I'm sure it's coming, though. My tiredness factor is way up there...still...must be gettin' old! : )