Monday, April 19, 2010

Abide Retreat II

This past weekend, April 16-18, we hosted our first Abide II retreat. The focus of this retreat was Devotion and Action. We used for our study guide our recently published Prayer and Action journal. The journal takes a person through 8 spiritual disciplines which we call "The eight habits of First Love." The habits are Listening, Praise, Thanksgiving, Confession, Affirmation, Intercession, Petition and Action. These "habits" are born naturally whenever we are in love. They are not for "super saints." They are for all disciples who want to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength and love their neighbor as they love themselves.
The retreat was attended by 47 with 40 coming from northern Brazil.

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