Tomorrow a friend and co-worker has offered to come over for a few hours to take care of the kids, not so that I can go to a doctor’s appointment or do work but so that I can have some personal time for prayer, reflection and rest. Even writing the last words of that sentence feels so foreign: words that defined a me and a life that feel like distant memories! To put it mildly, I am grateful for this friend and her sensitivity to my need for a little space and time to catch up with my soul.
When I told Doug about this, I said plainly: “I don’t have the slightest clue what to do with myself for the day!” To which he replied, “You should come and hang out at the retreat center where Dallas Willard is teaching for us this week. You can enjoy the grounds and sit in on some of the class if you’d like.”
Let’s see, a chance to hang out with Dallas Willard in a beautiful retreat setting? Um….OKAY! Being married to the Fuller DMin. guy apparently has its perks!