Oh, it's been too long since I've posted. Thanks, Jan, for the "I miss you" -- same here, my friend.
The Courage to Lead retreat was wonderful. They have a good program, and Cindy Johnson and Estrus Tucker are excellent facilitators. I'm taking all my books and my journal with me on vacation (which starts tomorrow! yes!), and I'm going to read through everything and do some processing.
Wow, I finally have some real time in front of me to just process what I want. Oh, I'm grateful. All summer I tried to use any extra time to work on the lecture (the 200 minute one)--glad that's done. Home from Courage on Thursday, but Friday and this weekend were spent working on our concert series and the additional worship service I do at church. Now, finally, I have some glorious free time in front of me.
D and I leave tomorrow morning for a driving trip through Arkansas. I hope the leaves are turning--it's a pretty state, I've been there before, but it was a long time ago. We have reservations at a hotel in Hot Springs on Monday, and then two nights at a B&B in Eureka Springs. After that, we'll just play it by ear and see what happens.
Life is good.
Best wishes to you all!