Silence and Solitude

Silence and Solitude

As part of a discipleship group here I spent four hours in silence and solitude last Saturday. Four other people also did something similar last week. I knew Saturday morning would be the only time I could do it so I got up and got right to it. I did a couple of Franciscan prayer exercises including listening to a 10-minute I Am meditation exercise which I found on YouTube. I have since forwarded that exercise to several people I thought would enjoy it. I eventually found my way to the Appalachian Trail, found a rock to sit on, and spent time in prayer and relaxing in the presence of God. I found my time very enjoyable and certainly worthwhile. It helped that I stopped by Starbucks on my way to get a cold brew coffee.
It isn’t every Saturday that I can carve out four hours like that but when I can I find that I am deeply blessed. If you want to hear more about my experience or talk about things you could do, just talk to me. I love to share this kind of thing. God is good.

Have a great weekend,
Allen L. Close

Sermon: “Don’t be afraid”
Hebrews 2:14-18

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Allen Close


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