it’s an odd week, thought the timing is a god-thing. i’m flying this morning to medford, oregon, to spend 24 in silence. tomorrow noon i’ll be joined by others from the ys exec team, when we’ll drive down to karla yaconelli’s house in yreka, california (about an hour south of medford).
this is kind of the final piece of karla’s sale of ys to zondervan in some ways. she’s had a one-year consulting relationship with us and z, and that ends at the end of april. she’d always wanted to host an exec team retreat in her home, and we thought it might be a little weird to have a business/strategy meeting there. but what we all could use is a bit of a spiritual retreat. so we’ve asked karla to host us for that. she’ll provide some guidance and exercises, and provide space and schedule for extended silence.
so this is all coming at a very good time for me. it’s a good chance to slow down, listen to the still small voice of god, quiet my soul and slow my heart rate. and read a few books.
i don’t know that i’ll be posting much this week — i doubt it. i’m home thursday evening, and max and i fly to st. louis on friday for another jh believe event.
would covet your prayers for my rejuvenation this week, and that god would be very present for all of us. i also pray that this week will be a meaningful time for karla herself.