I spent a few days this week at the Bethany Center, a Retreat and Conference ministry of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, for some rest and spiritual formation with my friends in the Courage to Lead Cohort of 2015. My time there was all I had hoped it would be and more.
I am particularly grateful for the opportunity to spend some time walking the beautiful grounds and reconnecting with my Sabbath hobby of photography. In fact, I was so excited about it that I actually got out of bed before sunrise and walked around to the side of the lake opposite from my lodge so I could shoot the sunrise. Later that day I was lucky enough to get a few minutes away to shoot the sunset. It is a magnificent place and I am looking forward to my return in July.