It was a great blessing to spend the weekend with this fine group of pastors, chaplains, and spouses.
As with most retreats, I received far more than I had to offer, and on my return flight, I counted my blessings: the peaceful setting of St. Benedict Center in Schuyler (pronounced Skyler), Nebraska,
a weekend schedule with plenty of time to pause between and after sessions for conversation, browsing in the gift shop, book signing, snacking, reading, napping, and quiet contemplation,
good food and interaction over mealtimes,
worship in the chapel,
and in the outdoor amphitheatre,
a visual feast with art work both indoors and outdoors.
This was a wonderful setting for a Sacred Pauses retreat, and for my three sessions: The Power of Pausing, Pausing Alone and Together, Pausing as a Way of Life.
Thank you to Tim Detweiler and Susan Janzen of the Central Plains Mennonite Conference for inviting me and to everyone who gathered. It was a privilege to pause with you, and I pray that you returned home refreshed.