Quick note to say I’m off to the Upper Arm of Burntside Lake, northwest of Ely, MN. Our family is joining a couple of other families we have done this with for many years. We get a rustic barn of a cabin where we share great food, drink, recreation and conversation. It is adjacent to the BWCA so the ski trails meander through that wilderness. For me it is a much needed break from always being “on” with my job and calling. A time to allow my mind and heart to do some rumination and hopefully find some illumination.
The news on my ankle isn’t good (I now have an appointment with a surgeon…) so I’ll be keeping the fire company while everyone else X-C skis in the sub-zero temp. But the sauna and polar bear dip should still be within my grasp.
May each of us deliberately find a time each day, and a day each week, and retreat each year, when we are still and let God be God.