Last week I was at an Icon Writing retreat at the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Center, at St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, Michigan. The days were long and at times physically demanding, and I was grateful that the facility had accommodated me with an adjustable chair and angled stand for my work station. The experience of writing an Icon was layered, much like the paint, with prayer. I, and several other participants, walked the grounds while waiting for paint to dry.
Today I gifted the icon to two dear friends, Monetta and Jerry Harr. Yep…they like it.
And here is the group…I’m the third from right, almost in front of the two instructors (little white haired lady, Dianne, and very tall guy, Dave, in the back row).