Special note from Eric Elder: St. Augustine said, “God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.” If you feel like your hands are too full to receive all that God has for you, I’d invite you to take three days away with Greg Potzer and myself in early December as we’re planning a three-day prayer retreat in the mountains of North Carolina. We’ll be hosting the event both in person and online, so whether you’re able to join us there or from wherever you are, we hope you’ll block out three days to take part in this “guided prayer retreat.” Our plan is to give you ideas for how to make your prayer life more effective, as well as give you time to put what you’re learning into practice. We’re not charging anything for the retreat, but we have booked some rooms and meals at The Cove, a beautiful conference center in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and there will be a cost for the meals and lodging. The dates are December 7, 8 and 9, starting on the evening of the 7th and finishing up by noon on the 9th. If you’d like to join us in person, please let us know as soon as possible as we’ve reserved only 24 spots at the conference center where we’re holding the event, and we want to make sure we have a spot for you! Here’s a link to more details about the retreat, including an early-bird special on the lodging and meals that ends today, August 15! Click here to learn more.
Faith does not eliminate problems. Faith keeps you in a trusting relationship with God in the midst of your problems.
A single day spent in our Temple is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a doorman of the Temple of my God than live in places of wickedness.
The Living Bible
For I created your soul with a capacity for loving–so much so that you cannot live without love. Indeed, love is your food.
Catherine of Siena, God speaking to Catherine in a vision