Do you have sweet retreat in your house or yard? I haven't really found a permanent one in my own home, but I am looking forward to one day finding my own little nook! Right now we live in a two family home. We have a lot of space, but no little areas for either Mr.S or myself to retire to. I kind of like it though, because after Mr. S comes home from work, we spend most of our free time together.
A sweet retreat in my mind is a place where I could gather my thoughts, sip a warm brew of coffee or tea, spend time with the Lord, write, journal, or even just plan my day. It could be a cushioned window seat (one of the things on my house wish list), a porch swing, or the corner of a home office or library.
In the winter, I like to sit in my dining room which has a lot of windows and french doors that open into the living room. I absolutely love candles so one is usually burning on the table or nearby in the other room. With my coffee in one hand and my Bible or another book in the other, I just lean back and take 20 minutes to just "be." So I guess that would be my winter retreat.
Lately, and unfortunately, my sweet retreat has been the living room sofa. No, not with a pair of scissors dilligently cutting out coupons, or cookbooks and my smith menu template in front of me. You may find me blissfully in the land of Nod supported by about 50 (slight exaggeration) pillows around me.
I'll be looking for a sweet retreat in my home ... and maybe you will realize that you have one too!!