Day Five: Restore #npcadvent #advent

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Today’s Prompt: Write about a time when you were restored to health or wholeness.

We’re a few hours away from leaving our two day retreat with my parents at Mo Ranch. We get to see each other in person so infrequently, that we decided the best way to use the time would be to spend a couple of days out of town, to connect with nature. It’s been so wonderful and beautiful, and so soul restoring. We’ve been (mostly) away from our phones and internet. If we want to use them, we have to get in the car and drive to where there’s access. That, in itself, has been a gift. It’s been like having the phone on “do not disturb” the entire time.

Thus, I’m not going to spend much more time writing this morning on restore, other than to say, I’m living and experiencing it as we speak. When I think of restore, I think of Psalm 23 “You lead me beside still waters. You restore my soul.” Don’t those waters look still?

 

This post is a part of the 25 days of advent writing and photos that I’m doing with my church Northwood Presbyterian Church, San Antonio. For the writing portion, I’ve just set a timer for 20-30 minutes and whatever I have at the end of the time, I post. No editing past the time limit… no worries if there are errors or if I stare at the screen for the first 15 minutes. Giving it a try.