It was a quick trip down to Mount Angel Abbey this afternoon. It didn't fit perfectly into my schedule, but it was worth every ounce of maneuvering to make it happen. The chapel and grounds were perfectly quiet and lovely, and I had a chance to sit and have a wonderfully deep and meaningful conversation with a good friend.
We are very different from each other, but I cherish our history together and our ability to have an honest, challenging, and encouraging friendship! That's a real treasure!