I was able to get away on Saturday for my personal retreat.
I reserved the prayer room in the castle at Glen Eyrie, one of my favorite places in Colorado Springs. I've spent some time in the prayer room there before, but I was pleasantly surprised on Saturday when I walked in. They've expanded and refurbished the room, and it was wonderful.
I reserved it for 5 hours, and the time passed much too quickly. I spent some time praying, some time reading, and I also went back and read through some of my prayer journal. I love looking back and seeing how God has answered some specifics things I've prayed for...some things I'd even forgotten that I'd asked. The room was so comfortable that I even fell asleep for a little while. Very refreshing!!!
I stopped in the Glen Eyrie bookstore as I was leaving, and I was excited to see two of John's Navpress Bible studies on display. I wanted to take a photo to show him, but I chickened out. It's a small place, and there were several others in the bookstore too.
I left and got some lunch from Chipotle (yum-O!) and took it to Garden of the Gods, where I ate while soaking up the beauty around me. I've gotta tell you, I never take the beauty that I'm surrounded by for granted! It is stunning.
It was a really good way to end a really good day. God spoke into some things I've been struggling with lately...and reminded me of some things that I needed to be reminded of. I'm grateful for the time to get away, and for a beautiful, quiet, restful place to spend the day.