I headed north on US-31 enjoying the Michigan countryside. Suddenly, I realized for the first time in years, I had no schedule and no one expecting to see me. I could do whatever I wanted. I pulled off the road, and stopped under a bridge where I had been fishing once. I stayed for hours, then left driving on back country roads to a lovely cottage by a lake where I spent the next three days doing whatever came to my mind at the moment. There were no crises or challenges to overcome. As planned, I just read, ran, kayaked, doodled, took pictures, ate and slept... and enjoyed doing it all alone with God. It was incredibly freeing!
(This is the third and final post on prayer requests arising from my Daddy Retreat. Can you join me in thanking God for this beautiful time of rest and fellowship with him, and for specifically answering my prayer to show me what to pray?)