Monday, November 5, 2007

Mini Mental Retreats

You can't avoid the contrast in this photo my husband took of the Mackinaw bridge. As the flow of life's traffic speeds on as usual, someone seems to be finding tranquility in spite of it. Even when we can't physically separate from everything around us, we can always take refuge in the Lord. That is how some tortured prisoners have said they were able to survive.
In Psalm 138:7 David said "In the midst of my trouble you will revive me." Jesus tells us in John 16:33 "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

It used to revive me to tend to my flowers in the yard for a couple of hours, but nowadays it has the opposite effect. Although my husband would say that what I really enjoy is talking to myself, I prefer getting lost in song to feel a lift. But only when I'm alone in the basement catching up on laundry. I'd like to know how you sneak in a mini mental retreat when you are not able to run away?


Mimi's Toes said...

Oh, thanks for visiting my blog...I love your pictures..Your posts are So inspiring....It is very rare that I sneak away for a retreat, but I love to walk on the trail near my house and listen to good music and look up to the heavens and Thank God for all that he has given me. I do talk out loud and Give him Praise.

As We Sail... said...

That's encouraging to know that you are so unhindered in giving thanks.