Sunday, March 2, 2008


Retreat. Wow! Not the fall back in the face of the enemy kind, but the come apart and rest a while kind.

I'm grateful for the retreat for the pastors' wives in Texas. Not just because it was at the Crowne Plaza and we were treated like royalty, but because we were blessed in so many ways and there were many opportunities to mentor and be mentored.

I enjoyed the weekend so much and almost felt guilty for such a wonderful retreat. Then, one of our church members put it into perspective. "Karl gets paid for what he does."

There are many things a pastor's wife does, and often without pay or anybody even knowing. So, I suppose a weekend retreat to be refreshed and encouraged is a good thing. It certainly is Jesus' words in action "Come apart and rest a while."