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Journey to Wholeness continued

My wife, Victoria, and I are leading a retreat at Honey Creek on Friday November 30 and Saturday, December 1. This is the second of three retreats we are leading at our Episcopal Camp and Conference Center, Honey Creek, which is 5.5 miles east of I-95 at exit 26. Each retreat stands along and you did not have to be at our earlier retreat on forgiveness in order to take part in and benefit from the one next month.

Frank's photo in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, JerusalemThe Journey to Wholeness Retreats offer an opportunity for you to deepen your understanding of Christian spirituality along a given theme. The theme for the Advent 2007 retreat will be Light from the Shadows. During this retreat, you will discover how Jung's concept of your shadow can help you take the next step on your own spiritual journey. The basic idea is that each of us has aspects that remain hidden. These parts of ourselves both good and bad come out in dreams. They also manifest in hidden strengths we are afraid to tap into. This retreat will use dream work and information gleaned from personality type and other methods to help you come to better understand more about yourself. It is an overnight journey into tools for better self awareness so that you can more fully become the person God created you to be.

The all-inclusive cost is $80 for a single room, $60 for a double, $45 for a dorm room, or $35 for commuters. All fees above have tax added at Honey Creek. Some scholarship assistance is available. While registrations will remain open up until the weekend, we need as many of those who are planning to attend for sure to register by November 16, 2007 in order for Honey Creek to make plans for food and staffing. We will also meet alongside the Deacons Retreat and late registrants may be turned away for lack of space.


Friday, November 30, 2007
6 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Opening session
8 p.m. First break out sessions
9 p.m. Celtic evening prayer

Saturday, December 1, 2007
8 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Morning general session
9:30 a.m. Saturday break out sessions
11 a.m. Final general session
12 noon Lunch
1 p.m. Celtic Eucharist
2 p.m. depart for home

Break out sessions will be on how to work with your dreams, using personality type in shadow work, faithbooking (which is scrapbooking your spiritual journey), symbols and art as a means of working with your shadow, centering prayer and more. The retreat leadership will include trained therapists Carlene Taylor and the Rev. Joe Clift as well as persons who bring their expertise in the areas being covered: the Rev. Linda McCloud, the Rev. Joan Killian, Judy Carter, Jacqui Belcher, Victoria Logue and the Rev. Frank Logue.

For some sense of the setting, you may see photos of the first Journey to Wholeness Retreat. To register, contact Honey Creek at (912) 265-9218 or honeycreekga[at]



  • At 10/29/2007 8:01 AM, Anonymous kenny said…

    Jung, huh? So I guess I should pay more attention to that Sean Hannity dream I had the other day? :)

  • At 10/29/2007 8:29 AM, Blogger King of Peace said…

    Kenny, one of the key questions to ask of any dream is "What do the various people and symbols in the dream mean to me?" You also have to realize that you are the only one in your dreams in that all the persons and symbols arise out of your subconscious. So the question is "What is your inner Sean Hannity trying to tell you?" And I may or may not want to know.


  • At 10/29/2007 12:31 PM, Anonymous kenny said…

    Hannity was a used car salesman. Do you really want / need any more details than that?


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