Monday, January 14, 2013

blessings from the weekend

I spent the past weekend at the Emergence Christianity conference in Memphis. The entire weekend was amazing for so many different reasons. These are just a few of the blessings  I came home with.


Wonder

At God's creation and Creation's creation. Art and music and ideas and architecture. At getting to be a part of something new and meaningful and diverse. That living in the questions can be so much more assuring than one would think.

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Prayers

Of deep gratitude. Of thankfulness for all the ways our stories intersect. Of humility that I get to share my story through the book. Of joy that I had two good feet (albeit slow) to walk on.


Communion

Over broken bread, and pie and spilled wine and lattes.
Where I met amazing people. Where we sat and talked, and laughed and shared stories, and found community. Where I was encouraged by a wise and jubilant friend and mentor. 





Rest

Long soaks in deep tubs. Languid meals, courses brought out slowly. Listening. Sitting. Watching. Falling asleep to the sound of a train in the distance. 


Perspective

There are many stories. There are many needs. They journey is the same and it is different. It is okay to have a plan. It is okay to chunk it out the window. It is okay to stop and get your bearings from time to time. To find the one still point. 

These are just a few of the blessings from my weekend away.



3 comments:

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