Who am I? What am I here for? What matters most to me? What matters least?
Yes, these deep questions are scary to answer for ourselves, and we often find ourselves so busy that we couldn’t possibly have enough quiet time to sit still and discern and pray about these questions. That is where I found myself early this spring. A friend invited me to join her on a silent retreat. Yes, 24 hours where I wouldn’t talk to anyone. No phone, no texting, no social media. Sounds amazing, I’m in!
I was craving some time alone and since it was a special time in my church (Lent for those who are Catholic or other Protestant and Orthodox faiths), it seemed like the perfect time to see for myself. As the weekend got closer, I was getting more and more ready and excited for this new experience. I was becoming more aware of the lack of silence in my life, I couldn’t wait to see what this is going to be like. Two teenagers, a husband, pets and two businesses. No time alone and no time to sit and be quiet.
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