Black background with white lettering that says "retreat".

There are times when retreating is the way to advance.

I can get caught up in my daily to-dos and lose sight of the big picture.

Now and then I really crave time and space to retreat from those daily to-dos and disconnect from the world’s noise and rancor.

Sometimes I want to retreat alone.

Sometimes I welcome companionship.

Taking time to retreat helps me refocus, regroup, and rest.

But eventually I have to retreat from my retreat and once again pick up my list of daily to-dos.

That’s a truth I know in advance.

I’ve struggled in recent months to find the time and energy to write. A group of writers proposed writing something every day for the month of October, based on a one word prompt, and writing in just five minutes – no worrying about perfect grammar or always being poignant or well-polished. I’m giving it a go in an effort to jump start my writing. For the one word prompts, I’m going to follow along with The Upper Room’s Sight Psalms. They put out a picture a day and apply one word and a short reflection. If you are reading this, thanks for accompanying me for this experiment in motivation and discipline.


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