Thursday, May 20, 2010




Start with the rising scented smoke of
extinguished prayer candles
drifting to God.

Add to that the sweet fragrance of
night blooming jasmine.

Then review the past capturing the faith and trust
found in prior experiences.

And the final step is to take all this to an
11th step weekend spiritual retreat in Venice, Florida.

Prayer Girl

(Photo credits:
Smoking prayer II by
Night Blooming Jasmine by
a visit 4)

Flash Fiction Friday 55 is hosted by G-Man.


Brian Miller said...

nice. so are you head to or coming from this? love getting away on retreats...getting out of the norm to open it up. nice 55.

mine is uP!

Stan Ski said...

One step at a time shows us the way.

g-man said...

It sure smells like sweet serenity!!
Excellent and beautiful 55 PG.
You are The Best.
You know what that means?
None Better!
Have a Kick Ass Week-End.
Naughty Mr. Knowitall...:P

Yvonne Osborne said...

A beautiful recipe for sure. And I love the jasmine in bloom. Nice 55.

Syd said...

Nice--I wish there were these kind of retreats around here.

Prayer Girl said...

I will be leaving Friday afternoon for this retreat. I am going with a friend in recovery. I have been to this retreat many times and it never disappoints. It will last till Sunday late morning.

I am in need of this time apart and am asking God to bless the weekend for all of us attending.


Wanda's Wings said...

Sounds so nice.

steveroni said...

A retreat for PG...and HEY! I get to be that little kid in the film "Home Alone"--grin!

Retreats, like AA meetings, are good for the body, mind, and soul, and some of us are fortunate to attend. Well, this one is all-girls...ya think? Hmmmmmmmmm!

Have a rewarding weekend PG.

Jingle said...

peace and love are siblings.
what beautiful 55.

RNSANE said...

Sounds like a wonderful thing to do in the chaos of this life!

Mine is at:

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

beautiful 55, PG..
have you a truly blessed retreat...

anthonynorth said...

Great serenity.

Anonymous said...

A wonderful recipe and one I'd like to try. I hope you enjoy the retreat and just wish I were home for it (I get back to Sarasota Sunday evening). I do plan on making it down to one of your meetings in the near future however.

I'm up:

Friday Flash 55 ~ The Girl in the Mirror

John's comments said...

rested just reading it. My Friday 55

sarah said...

be empowered...and refreshed. great 55.

Enchanted Oak said...

There is nothing like night-blooming jasmine to make a person think of God, PG.
We're going on retreat this weekend to Big Sur, God's handiwork. Bless you, dear.
Here’s my sick 55

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

beautiful, I always love...

Monkey Man said...

Have fun at your retreat. My 55 is HERE .

PattiKen said...

Time away and alone is always good for the soul.

moondustwriter said...

feel the peace in your post - thanks for the sweet 55

mine is up as well

Andrew said...

I have been to Meetings in Venice, while attending a gathering of online friends in Casey Keys.

Enjoy the weekend. I have made many retreats in the past. It maybe time for another.

Just Be Real said...

Beautiful PG. Very peaceful indeed.

Jingle said...

quiet and peaceful!
Cool 55.