Today I got back from the .acom Personal Spiritual Formation retreat, 3 days of hanging out with some great people and listening to stories of how lives have been formed and shaped and sometimes broken. It was a great experience and I’m looking forward to spending the year with the crew who are in my group.
As well as Middo, I’ll be spending time with ex blogger ‘Roo’, one of my old youth group ‘kids’ JK, aboriginal pastor and leader HH and youth pastor RI. Its a real mixed bunch and looks like shaping up to be a fun group as well as a pretty honest group.
One rather traumatic moment was discovering that Scott, Alan and I all wear exactly the same underwear… So when all three of us decided to dry our jocks on the railing outside our chalet it became a raffle as to who owned what. In the end I took red, Al took blue and Scott took green. I sure hope that rash I’ve got isn’t contagious. Such is life when you go away with a bunch of blokes. My basketball trips to the Philippines in my 20’s saw me come back with many a strange piece of someone else’s underwear.
The 3 days basically consisted of story telling (everyone has 45 mins to an hour to tell their life story) and swimming and eating. It wasn’t a hard three days at all. I managed to get a surf in at The Spot, and last night we watched Tuesday’s with Morrie, a movie version of the book.
Anyway, its back to real life now!