The women residents of BRC Recovery had the opportunity this weekend to attend a spiritual retreat in the pictorial Texas Hill country. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Mo-Ranch Assembly on the banks of the Guadalupe River, BRC Recovery women spent three days digging a little deeper spiritually and physically.
Personal reflection and fellowship were boosted by activities such as a ropes course, hiking, and rock climbing. With native limestone buildings and breathtaking views, Mo- ranch, as it is affectionately known, is naturally conducive to the type of contemplation that is ripe ground for the healing process. Overcoming fear on a ropes course is one of the many ways BRC residents were able to test the new waters of sobriety–and surprise themselves.
As any summer camper will attest, simple pleasures such as roasting s’mores around a campfire set the tone for bonding and opening up spiritually.
“We were walking to dinner after a day of fun and reflection,” said Vickie Bing, Alumni Director, “I heard the women talking and laughing. Their voices would occasionally unite in one of those deep belly-laughs that only come from authentic happiness.”
If the smiles are any indication, the residents no doubt returned with the type of serenity and renewal that will only further nurture the recovery process.
About the Author:
Nina James is a writer and web content editor based in Bel Air, Maryland. She is also a grateful, former resident of BRC Recovery.