The Advent season, getting ready for a January retreat (based on the Chronicles of Narnia movies), and so forth has officially caught up to me. Working 8 days straight has not helped either. However, 2 more to go and then it is off to a far, far better place for me...Disney World.
Before I start singing "It's a Small World" yet again, I want to go back to that retreat. I am terribly excited for it. While we're still hammering out a title, some suggestions are:
- "Ben Barnes: The Man, the Myth, the Movies" (catering to the girls who still drool over the Prince Caspian Movie"
- "The retreat based off of all the crazy stuff that J (an adult volunteer) and his friends have" (due to his owning or knowing someone who owns: a rams horn, several broadswords, a lion costume, dry ice, and other sundry items)
The more likely title is "Through the Wardrobe." Far less exciting, but fits our plans. We're going to have opening prayer and me (as MacReady) giving the rules outside. For once I'm praying we'll have cold and snow! Then we'll journey inside to the meeting room. The adult leaders are going to go all out in creating a winter Narnian landscape and a Wardrobe facade for the doorway. Then our sessions will revolve around two major themes, Knowing God v. Knowing of God, and God's love.
So while I'm sure I'll return from nearly two weeks of Florida fun and sun somewhat more rested, I know that the retreat looms at the end of January and will likely chip away at that calmer me. I think the most practical goal would be to cling to whatever tan I get while waiting in line for rides at the Animal Kingdom is a much more practical goal.
Until I return, this will likely be my last post, so
Have a Blessed and Happy Christmas