Tag Archive | The Value of Quietude

A Quiet Weekend Away

We got to spend a little time away this weekend.

We went to the village of Williams Bay, Wisconsin to the Conference Point Center. http://www.lgyc.org/retreats/conference-point-center/

It was a lovely place to be, as you will see. The Soderquist Lodge http://www.lgyc.org/soderquist-lodge/ was our home for the weekend.

At first glance.
Roughing it. Not.

We went to attend the Aglow International Southwestern Wisconsin 2020 Rising “SPRING” retreat.

Our friend Sandy was the speaker.

She spoke to us about how important our jobs are.

Even if they look small to us.

She encouraged us to Dream Small.

It’s the little things you do every day that matter.

Boy I needed to hear that one!

She encouraged us to do what we were created to do;

And reminded us that the ordinary stuff is not so ordinary after all.

The view from our room.
Within a stones throw!
Just a little walk.
Too bad we didn’t have a boat!
My guy is always silly!
So relaxing.
So peaceful.

Of course have no idea how many groups of people canceled their time at this amazing venue due to COVID19.

It was not nearly as crowded as would be normal.

Bad for them, but great for us.

Every single thing it seems, was there just for us.

Until next time …

The Value of Quietude #10 – Peace for the Hard Times

Welcome the final session.

As you may or may not know, these little videos were made last year in January.

How could we have known what was ahead of us?

Us, being literally the entire planet!

The coronavirus, social distancing, and sheltering in place, deciding the difference between “Essentials” and the “non-essentials”.

All of this has the ability to bring us to our knees.

It is then left up to us if we are on our knees in despair, or if we are on our knees with a knowing that God Himself is not surprised by any of this, and that He has a further plan for us.

He is in control. We can count on Him.

I have found the second choice to be most liberating.

Although I do not relish the way things are at this time, I am calm, and confident, that we will come out even stronger on the other side.

Please enjoy this last post for this series. Let me know what you think,

And I’ll see you next time.