Adam and I are lowlanders. Our back yard juts up next to a cornfield. We are used to farmland and silos and the smell of manure.
Not used to opening the blinds to see mountains staring back at us. But wow. What a change. We had the opportunity to come to Loveland, Colorado for a few days and as I type this, I am sitting in the cafe at Group Publishing, where this retreat is being held.
I love being surrounded by people who do what we do...who've had some of the same struggles...and maybe have new solutions. I love sitting back and watching Adam create and share and connect. And during some of the meetings, I am by his side, but during others, I am in this little cafe with my coffee and my laptop, working on my book and getting my own time of refreshing.
A time to reconnect with what God's saying when it's been so long since I've truly heard Him. And a time to reconnect with a friend I grew up with--a friend, I believe God brought back into my life when I needed her inspiring faith the most. Isn't that just like God?
Sometimes, you need a change of scenery. It clears out the cobwebs and allows you to think straight. To rid yourself of the self-doubt and realize that there are so many amazing people out there who have brilliant ideas and hearts that serve. It's inspiring.
To be honest, my mind is so full of information and thoughts and prayers that I can't even form coherent sentences right now. I just know that I'm smitten with the mountains...and this break has done my soul a whole lot of good.
...and I already feel refreshed...