A Time To Be Silent

I am going on retreat this week, and I have to say that I’m both excited and nervous. I’ve never attended a silent retreat, so this will be a new experience for me. There will be talks to attend, and time for all to come together for prayer, so I’m thankful for a little structure in the quiet days ahead.

Participants are not allowed to have computers or iPADS or internet, so I will be silent on the web and social media too. Please know that I will keep you in my heart when I pray, and I’ll look forward to sharing the experience with you when I get back.

In the meantime, I saw this quote on Twitter, and really liked it, so I thought I’d share.

See you in a week, with a Chicken Soup for the Soul book give-away, okay? It’s a date!


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25 thoughts on “A Time To Be Silent

  1. This sounds like an amazing week ahead for you, Ceil, and I hope God speaks intimately to your heart during this time. I can’t wait to read your reflections about your experience in the weeks to come. Will keep you in prayer, too!

  2. I hope the retreat is a helpful time to switch off and connect with God. I’ve never done something like that but I’ve always liked the idea so I look forward to hearing how it goes. I like the quote you shared too!

  3. Good to her from you again. On my thought for today, I lost my addresses, so I’m now posting the address each day on FB

  4. Enjoy, Ceil, and please share your experience. I have considered a silent retreat in the past but never followed through, so I am interested in hearing what you think of it. May God pour His Spirit upon you during this time set aside for Him.

  5. I have been doing a silent retreat for 15 years now. On mine they are usually an hour in the evening is for talking. Scott and I did one together in 2015. It’s how I start my mowing season and Lenten practice combined. Will be praying for you and can’t wait to hear your experience.

  6. Oh, how peaceful it sounds! May God bless you and refresh your spirit. I can’t wait to hear all about it and also to enter your giveaway!!! Much love to you, sweet friend. 🙂

  7. Can’t wait to hear what God shares with you Ceil while on your retreat. I got this gut feeling that you will have a word from the Lord to share with us all and I am looking forward to hearing it my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. praying for you. Can’t wait to hear how it goes for you. You know this is a primary spiritual practice for me but I understand isn’t for everyone. lots of prayers

  9. Will be praying for you Ceil, I realize I am very late to your post and no doubt the retreat is over now, but praying the Lord continues to do a mighty and special work in your life!

    • Hi MM! So nice to see you here!

      Yes, I’m back, but I know your prayers still help me. I learned a lot on the retreat, and I’m still digesting all the information. Your prayers will help me really soak in the message.


  10. Being silent is hard for me. At 85 I’ve seen so much that I feel I need to share! 🙂
    My son-in law and daughter meditates 30 minutes every morning.
    When I visit them I join them, but I confess it’s a long 30 minutes!

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