Starting tomorrow I’ll be house-sitting for my pastor and his wife. I’m looking forward to it. Today, when she called me to arrange my coming out to see the house, she mentioned that I should bring my Bible and my journal and just search for the Lord and use this time as a ten-day retreat. I’ve decided to do that. I bought a journal today – it’s leather and has vines embroidered on it. It reminded me of John 15:5 – “I am the vine and you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”
Anyways, I’m going to be taking this time to re-establish my relationship with God. I’ve let it falter during these hard times. I think I’ve hidden from Him, because I’ve been uncomfortable with where I’ve been. And, now I know that I can’t get out of here without Him. That I need Him to carry me through. I’m ready to open back up. So, I’m going on a mini-retreat. I’ll have my own house, my own dog, and plenty of peace for searching.