Category Archives: CCU Silent Retreats

Day two – Eyes Wide Open

Once detoxification begins to take hold, what tends to happen? The answer to this question is the greatest testimony to the power of silence. Once we begin to make progress on detoxifying from the effects of the noise in our … Continue reading

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Detoxifying

Wow! Here we are again at another silent retreat, and I’m already a day behind in sharing observations from the retreatants who are here with me. Our usual schedule at these retreats are when we arrive, we take some time … Continue reading

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Of confusion and being human

“It’s in the emptiness and even desperation of confusion where God might be found.” My vantage point during our silent retreats is to have a “front row” seat watching what the Holy Spirit is doing in a variety of people’s … Continue reading

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The danger of silence

Another spring, another silent retreat for CCU students (and myself). As we met last night for the first night of the retreat, I was reminded once again of something that I often talk about with my students – the danger … Continue reading

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Voices from Silence – Retreatant 1

Hearing God in the Silence Going into this past weekend, I had planned, expected, and hoped to see and hear God in a more obvious way than I have in a very long time. Since beginning a season of grieving … Continue reading

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Spring Retreat 2015

We have begun our first full day of the CCU Spring Silent retreat and already some pretty amazing things have happened. As I have done in years past, I will let the participants of our retreat speak for themselves. The … Continue reading

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Silent Retreat Spring 2014 – Being or doing?

Well, we got off to a rousing start given the fact that a train derailment derailed our trip to the retreat house.  We ended up going two hours out of our way just to get back “on track” to the … Continue reading

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Fall Silent Retreat 2013 – A compilation of meaningful quotes

Our silent retreat for the fall of 2013 is quickly coming to an end. It seemed that most of our conversations centered around grace and the meaning it has as we journey with Christ in our day-to-day lives. It’s easy … Continue reading

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