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Blog: Wellness Wednesday – “SOLITUDE TRIP”

Wellness Wednesday (Ideas For Church Worker & Congregational Wellness) – SOLITUDE TRIP

For this week’s Wellness Wednesday, I’m writing a quick blog from Hilton Head, SC, where I am taking some time away for a Solitude Trip. You might be asking yourself, “What exactly is a Solitude Trip?” and “Why should I consider regularly scheduling one?” Time away for prayer and contemplation is essential to recharge and refocus in ministry. Even Jesus took time to be alone, as we hear in Bible passages like Luke 5:16, “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” If Jesus needed such times away to recharge and connect with the Father, how much more for you and me?

Below, you will find a fantastic resource developed by Kacy Maxwell on planning a Solitude Trip. These can be fantastic times away to spend focused time with God once, twice, or maybe even four times a year. Besides focusing on your spiritual wellness, Solitude Trips can provide some much-needed thinking time to do some advance planning for your ministry without all the busyness and distractions we so often deal with on a daily basis. And, Solitude Trips can be a way to find some focused time to rest and recharge to prepare yourself for that next busy season in ministry.

Where would you go to unplug and get to get away? What would you do during your trip to care for your heart, soul, mind, and body? When can you make time for a Solitude Trip to recharge yourself in your callings in life and ministry? If you need a confidential creative-think partner to help you schedule and plan the details of your Solitude Trip, along with some suggestions for possible locations, don’t hesitate to reach out to schedule a coaching conversation today.