Christi and I are going today to a Grace Place Retreat on Mackinac Island. This retreat is not a vacation but a time for us to purposefully remain healthy in our relationship.
Here is a description of the event from Grace Place Retreat Ministries website.
Jesus Christ called each of us to an abundant life, a life in which each of us can serve the Lord joyfully and vigorously with all the gifts and skills He has given us, so that we may bring people to Christ and glorify God.
Grace Place is focused on keeping healthy church workers and leaders, e.g. pastors, teachers, DCE’s, church musicians, parish nurses, church staff, healthy…physically, emotionally, relationally, fiscally, and spiritually healthy. Loss of our most valuable human resources, our church professionals, is becoming a devastating crisis. Grace Place invites church workers and leaders to take a “pause point” to reflect on the state of their whole health, re-tool by learning new health skills and strategies to combat chronic stresses, and then rejuvenate through rest, fellowship and being in God’s Word.