Time Away, A Defibrillation Exercise

Today I write from the Dunn Brothers in Hudson Wisconsin. I am attending an annual mens retreat with my home church Mt. Calvary Lutheran. I snuck away for a bit to connect to the internet and make this post. For the past seven years we have traveled to the YMCA Camp St. Croix for a couple of days of rest, music and a whole lotta nothin if you want. But we also spend time consciously stopping and focusing on stopping. As I’ve written before, it is often critical to a healthy spirit to stop the chaos of our spirits and defibrillate our spirits enabling them to regain their healthy natural rhythm. I’m probably not stopping as I should since I’m sneaking of to make this post, but writing and sharing is one of the ways I personally defibrillate.

It is a ritual that I enjoy, often with old friends and often with new friends. As I often say in my invocations, “Fellowship is nourishment for our souls”. Here’s to a weekend of healthy spiritual diet and exercise!

Mens retreat chairs.jpgWhere we sit and listen and (some people) sing

Mens Retreat eating.jpgWhere we eat

blog group retreat hoto.jpgThe Boys

PS, Pastor Scott is blogging also, check it out here