A few weeks ago I helped lead a weekend retreat for the high school group I am privileged to work with. One of the activities we led our students in was some quite time by a lake. I remember really looking forward to this part of the weekend. I had been working nonstop at my new job. So much, in fact, that I was beginning to think I was putting too much energy into my job at the neglect of other things (this blog for example). Filled with anticipation, I sat down, took a few deep breaths, and began settling into the silence.
But there wasn’t silence.