I am thinking back over my day in the solitude of the cabin at the farm. Looking for some profound things that I can tell you. But it was just good quiet time.
What I enjoy most is the time to pray – no interruptions, any posture I wish before my God, knowing that for awhile it will just be him and me. He was very present but nothing enormous happened. No visions, no spectacular revelations. Sometimes I wish I would experience God in those ways but he seems to just be there with me. And as to the clarity I needed on a couple of issues – well, the time was good to work through those. Some things became more clear, others more complicated by an e-mail message when I got back home.
So I prayed and read – mostly am reading in Matthew and Joshua right now. And I am reading a little book I borrowed I Believe in the Holy Spirit by Michael Green.
And I always take some music along. This time I had CD’s along but was short a few batteries to use the CD player, so spent time making my own music on the recorder.
Took the camera too. The weather wasnt great but I got out to take a few shots. There are lots of mushrooms around this year, thanks to all the moisture. The camera stimulates me to study things around me more closely – to really look. I think it makes me see things from a different perspective, to tune my eyes more to details, colour and to the beauty of shape and form.