Once a month, we gather with local caregivers (counselors, social workers, chaplains, professors and pastors) from our community for refreshments and a lively discussion through themes of a selected book.
Our previous selected text was The Soul of Shame by Dr. Curt Thompson, MD.
5:00PM Arrival & Refreshments
5:15-6:45PM Guided Conversation
Elbow Tree Christian Counseling
38 South Dixie Highway, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Please park in the Elbow Tree parking lot that is accessible by way of South Dixie Highway or in the rear adjacent parking area accessible by way Eastman Road behind our offices. Do not park at The Back 40 Urban Cafe as they need every available spot to serve up delicious food to their loyal customers!
“Solitude well practiced will break the power of busyness, haste, isolation, and loneliness. You will see that the world is not on your shoulders after all. Your will find yourself, and God will find you in new ways. Silence also brings Sabbath to you. It completes solitude, for without it you cannot be alone. Far from being a mere absence, silence allows the reality of God to stand in the midst of your life. God does not ordinarily compete for our attention. In silence we come to attend. Lastly, fasting is done that we many consciously experience the direct sustenance of God to our body and our whole person.”
― Dallas Willard, The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus's Essential Teachings on Discipleship
“The man who is wise, therefore, will see his life as more like a reservoir than a canal. The canal simultaneously pours out what it receives; the reservoir retains the water till it is filled, then discharges the overflow without loss to itself ... Today there are many in the Church who act like canals, the reservoirs are far too rare ... You too must learn to await this fullness before pouring out your gifts, do not try to be more generous than God.”
― Bernard of Clairvaux, On the Song of Songs