Dozens of women will be calming down and being still this weekend at a Catholic retreat in the Dominican Center in Oxford, Michigan.
Just as people grow skills for this task, or that, the retreatants will be enhancing their faith.
The theme of the three-day time of quiet connection with God is "I Believe: Help My Unbelief - Faith and the Kingdom of God.
With time for personal and communal prayer, meals together, Mass, reconciliation, spiritual direction, and more, they'll emerge Sunday after Mass and a final meal together, enthused.
Each time I lead a retreat, I come away renewed also.
Faith is like that.
This ancient practice goes back to the early centuries of monasteries and convents when pausing to ponder the mysteries of the Creator were common.
Today, on the other hand, casinos compete with people's time.
Yet, meaning from deep within the well's of one's life longs for more, for healing, for recovery from darkness, suffering, wounds and the trek of life.
Let the retreat begin.