My post on this Friday is a short one. I am preparing to take what has become a semi-annual trip with my wife to the Parish Hermitage in St. Amant, LA. Sometimes we have “issues” to work on. This one was planned around our 11 year wedding anniversary – no issues! However, we now find ourselves carrying a painful burden for a loved one. I am in need of some recharging, encouragement, and quiet space – I need some restoration. I know God can provide this to anyone, anywhere, anytime. But He sure seems to do a lot of restoring out at the Hermitage! I am deeply grateful to God for the Parish family and the way they continue to use their wonderful gifts in such loving obedience to God and service to fellow strugglers on the journey. If you are longing for restoration in your life – in your heart, your mind, your emotions, your career, your marriage, your church, I recommend you give serious consideration to a visit to the Parish Hermitage.