Out of retreat mode now. It was all that I needed it to be. The formula is simple and time-tested: Rest … pray … read … reflect … repeat. With some exercise thrown in, and meals, of course. So today was a “normal” Saturday-in-which-I-don’t-have-to-travel (tomorrow’s visit is to Mt Vernon, which I can do in the morning). The main accomplishments were refining and printing my sermon for tomorrow, and drafting an article for the next issue of the Current. I also took a good, long walk and, as always, processed a bunch of emails.