Next week I am going on a prayer retreat called "whatever things are lovely" based around Philippians.  Five days at Scargill House in North Yorkshire.  I approach it with a sense of excitement and fear.  I read recently Charlie Cleverly's book, The Song of Songs: Exploring the Divine Romance.  Before I am a minister, a mission director, a coach or leader I am a child of God.  My relationship with God is too often defined as service, I do stuff for Him (like He needs my help!) and not sonship, dare I say it romance.  My thought I leave with you... if you love someone, you want to spend time with them. 

You can find Charlie's book here.