There are some…
So, there are some disadvantages to being a small parish community. One of them is to not be able to organize and host your own ACTS retreat program. (or at least do so easily…) However, God is good. I received a call from Roger Chik, one of the leaders of the upcoming ACTS retreat program for Holy Spirit parish. He is-sued an invitation for any of the men of our parish to join the men of their parish in their upcoming ACTS re-treat, to be held February 12-15, 2015 at Pallottine retreat center in Florissant. It will be an exciting weekend filled with prayer, reflection time, and fellowship! Please call Roger Chik (314) 348-0014 and he will be happy to dis-cuss the weekend with you. This is an excellent opportunity to explore and recharge your faith. What an awe-some way to start the New Year!
(Ladies, please note that these retreats are single sex only – we are not trying to exclude you… I’ll let you know if/when the women’s ACTS retreat is scheduled.)
Just One Thing… (continued)
“We lose sight of the big picture when self care be-comes an afterthought rather than an intentional part of our lives. Look at the categories of Mind, Body and Spirit and see what you would like to include in your life. Decide on some actionable steps – you don’t need to go from zero to 70 in one moment (a good way to fail) If exercise is a goal – find two slots a week you can stick to, and start there. Once those are automatic, you can look for a third slot…”
Here are a few ‘epic ideas’ to start taking care of yourself. 1) Go unplugged for a day, a weekend or a week. See how much you gain in terms of time and energy. 2) Pick up a book on a subject you have always been interested in. 3) Select one spot in your house that is driving you crazy and clear it out. Notice how the emptier space makes you feel.
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