Our 1st Official Guests

20 April, 2012

Last night we hosted our 1st official retreat guests, a group of pastors in residency from the Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church and mentors, Rev. Jack Brewer and Rev. Randy Coy. We had a beautiful night for a bonfire and, of course, had to make s'mores!  After our morning breakfast, we took a hike down to Eagle Creek for devotions. It was indeed a "thin space" where we held our worship, a place where heaven and earth are so close they almost seem to touch. The Lord's Prayer felt ancient and holy as we stood together along the river beneath the canopy of trees .  Following a prayer of blessing for Anam Cara back at the house and Holy Communion, the remainder of our Eucharist meal was scattered around the perimeter of the retreat house.  It was an emotional moment for me watching a long held dream become a reality.  I've had a vision of this place for so long, never dreaming it would ever come true...and here it is...

 

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