My peer group retreat was last night and this morning. Last night I spent time talking with my colleagues. This morning we had 3 hours together for worship, reflection and communion. Our focus this morning was on Advent. I got back to the church this afternoon, and after figuring out tonight's class, began work on the Blue Christmas service next Wednesday. I've also edited the newsletter, which goes to print tomorrow.
That time away was a wonderful gift. It was an opportunity to breathe and reflect before getting too caught up in the craziness of Advent. I'm grateful.