We have offically opened...
We have officially opened – the boxes are unpacked, the furniture is in place and books have been catalogued! How exciting it has been seeing our space come into being. I’ve had the privilege of sharing many of the books I have read over the years. As the boxes were unpacked, I found myself reflecting back on my own spiritual journey: “I loved this book!’ or “This is one of my favorite authors!” or “I really want to read this one again!” Authors I had encountered early in my journey greeted me once again, taking their place on the shelf alongside those who joined me as I grew and matured. Writings I clung to in times of suffering and despair as well as those that rejoiced with me in times of great joy gently reminded me of the ebbs and flows of the transformational process. I believe it is helpful to stop from time to time and reflect on the milestones along our own spiritual journeys. We need to be reminded of how God has been with us in times of turmoil and in times of joy to gain an awareness of our own growth throughout. Perhaps this reminder becomes sustenance for our current path or merely affirms that growth is occurring. Regardless, there is great power in the pause.
A Place To Be offers many opportunities for such reflection: Geography of Grace retreat, In The Land Between ministry, spiritual companioning or quiet, personal retreat time. Consider giving yourself the gift of time and space to reflect on your own journey and listen for God’s presence in your life.
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