We scheduled a two-day retreat at ‘TK Ranch’ south of Breckinridge, Texas. Who know so many towns in Colorado have the same names in Texas towns but with a very different look? Breckinrideg: Ranch versus mountain town.
The beautiful Bunkhouse had three private bedrooms with bath and slept 12 people. (Available through VRBO). There were animal heads in every room, including the giant buffalo over the TV in the main room. The Cowboy themed décor was evident in the bedspreads and pillows and barbed wire lamp.
Rain, piercing spring rain with standing water on the roads, soaking cows and calves who are coming to the ranch for shelter. I love the sound of a tin roof with rain and running water on overflow.
Have you been on a spiritual retreat? Where do you like to go to retreat? Is it a spa, nature, wilderness, city, or at home?
I had selected this scripture as our retreat theme three weeks before going to TK Ranch with friends and family. So very appropriate for our time there. “‘Come, let us return to the Lord; it is he who has torn us—he will heal us. He has wounded—he will bind us up. In just a couple of days,or three at the most, he will set us on our feet again to live in his kindness! Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know him, and he will respond to us as surely as the coming of dawn or the rain of early spring.’” 6 “I don’t want your sacrifices—I want your love; I don’t want your offerings—I want you to know me. Hosea 6:1-3,6 Living Bible
We also were able to visit a friend’s 650-acre ranch in both winter and in spring. At the Naber Ranch, the bluebonnets were prevalent, young calves at one to five months old and green grass, lime green mesquite leaves greeted us.
What are you holding on to? Who are you holding onto tightly this year? Is what you are doing leading you closer or farther from God?
A Texas thunderstorm in the open 4-wheeler is quite an experience. Our dog Taz was terrified of thunder, and tried to get into their house when the storm started and the thunder rolled. He can hear and feel it before it strikes us.