Leavin’ On A Jet Plane

randomlychad  —  August 15, 2012 — 8 Comments

Tomorrow, I’m “leavin’ on a jet plane” to head to the mountains of Colorado. While I know God is omnipresent, and thus everywhere, sometimes we need to step away from the familiar to encounter Him afresh. And that is just what I hope to do: encounter Him anew.

Because like Bilbo, my life–and faith–have for too felt like “butter scraped over too much bread.” I feel thin and wan. I need a refreshing. But I know, like the fellowship in Rivendell, I must come down from the mountain. I pray that, unlike Moses, the glow does not fade. That I am undone, and remade.

And that is what scares me–the breaking. You see, several years ago, I bought the conference audio. So I know of the sessions I’ll be led through at bootcamp, know I’ll be forced to confront all the ways I’ve posed and pretended.

Will you please pray for me? That I’ll have a tender heart? And please pray for my family as well, that God watches over them while I”m gone?

Because I’m “Leavin’ On A Jet Plane,” and I hope to come back not the same.

Lyrics | John Denver lyricsLeaving On A Jet Plane lyrics

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  • Praying for you and all that will be worked through and with you this weekend. As an introvert that HATES things like conferences and talking about things like feelings with other people I know that it won’t be easy, but it can change us in ways we didn’t even imagine. Good luck and go with God.

  • Why am I picturing Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck here? Haha. You are the movie buff. I’m sure you probably thought that too. I’m praying for you, your family and the leaders of the retreat. This is going to be awesome!!! Your family will do great. Praying for you all.

    • From New Jersey? Hated that movie! Ick.

      I know. You how our hearts play tricks on us.

      • Armageddon. Wow, I stumped the movie expert!

        • Jim, Chad and I both thought you were making a Jersey Girl reference, the most un-Kevin Smith movie ever.

  • I prefer the Peter, Paul and Mary version to John Denver’s.

    • His was the first version I found. 🙂