Updates

Happy 4th of July

Have a safe Fourth of July everyone. If you want to get away for a quiet retreat this summer, I have Paul of Tarsus open July 10-14 at noon and July 21-23 at noon. Sabbath is open July 26-28 at noon. Just give me a call and spread the word. 815-947-2476.

Silence and the Presence of Everything (OnBeing)

“Silence is an endangered species, says Gordon Hempton. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a “solar-powered jukebox.” Quiet is a “think tank of the soul.” We take in the world through his ears.” We’ve added a link […]

Time for Solitude, Prayer and Reflection

Have you been thinking about making a hermitage retreat, we have openings in October.  It is a delightful time of the year at CITW. Here are the open dates.  Oct. 2-6; Oct. 8-14; Oct. 10-14; Oct. 23-27 and Oct. 24-28.  Let others who may be interested in a retreat know we have some openings.

You Are Where Your Attention Is

That very simple sentence is unpacked by Andrew Sullivan in an insightful confession regarding his need to pull the plug on his addiction to social media. Go ahead and read it now, I’ll wait. (It’s long but worth every sentence.) Done? Timothy Keller in his book, Counterfeit Gods, states that many of the idols we […]

Benefits of Nature

Here is a great article on the benefits of being in nature. Another wonderful reason to visit Christ in the Wilderness.  You may need to copy the link to the article and paste it in your browser. http://www.dailygood.org/story/1242/how-nature-can-make-you-kinder-happier-and-more-creative-jill-suttie/