Sunday, April 11, 2010

Small Group Retreat

Our first retreat
We got together and spent the weekend together at a friend's house. We had put together an agenda for the weekend together. We developed a mixture of activities that included a John Eldredge video and a Nooma video and guy-fun things.

We ate well by cooking all our own meals. We shot pistols and rifles at a helpless milk jug. We explored the surrounding cities. And we talked. We talked about the videos, we talked about our journeys. We talked about our walks with God. We had a great weekend together.

Has your small group ever gone on a retreat? How was it?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Traditions

Sunrise Service

Today some friends and I climbed Stone Mountain to attend the Easter Sunrise service. The weather was amazing. The temperature when I left the house was 60F/15C and the wind was reasonable. The service was good. We made the mistake of parking our blanket right in front of one of the speakers. But the message was good and the songs were ancient.

But we had a good time together and went to eat afterward at the Original Pancake House restaurant on Memorial Drive.

This is the second year I've gone and I think going to this service will become a new Patrick tradition.

Easter Tradition

 Each Easter I get a chocolate Easter bunny. I always eat the ears first. Always.

What are your Easter traditions?