Happy New Year! No, I have not lost my mind. Anyone who is going off to school or has someone going off to school knows that the new year starts in September not January, right? I just sent another child off to his second year in college, with two others off to high school in September, so the feelings are fresh in my mind.
I remember as a grade school girl, I loved September for that very reason. New pencils and note books, new sweaters and shoes, the crunch of crisp leaves and the sunny but changing-cold sky. That feeling of newness, the anticipation of change and the excitement of getting back to your familiar friends and teachers. I am sure some of you can relate to this story!
Well speaking of story and familiar friends and teachers, those are two things we will explore this,
Oct. 17th from 9-4:30 2015 fall
made. A Creative Gathering
Our stories and God’s story working in us while being surrounded by new friends and teachers. We will focus on the theme of story; how our lives have reflected our spiritual beliefs(or not) and how we might move forward and closer to the Author of our stories.
We have planned purposeful, integrated, creative, activities that will connect and empower you as you explore your own story and faith. You will leave having a beautiful tangible reminder of your story!
Our on-line Registration is coming in September or you can register with us in person too!
We can’t wait to hear your story, come and be part of ours!
Here is our story, in video(I really can’t believe I made a video, what a major lesson in humility for me!) Such humble beginnings, but isn’t it like the Lord, to use those of us who feel ill-equipped and self-conscious, using those insecurities for greater things? Those of us like Moses the lisper, David the shepherd boy, Rahab the prostitute, Gideon the least of his tribe. It is also our gracious Father who equips us and helps us to do what He has called us to do, even when we think we aren’t able to.
So my job up to this point, has been to listen and obey. Two things I have to work at, and I gotta tell you, I am learning pivotal lessons, so much more than I could have asked for. And because of that, I am spurred forward to do things I never would have thought I could do( yes, like make a video). I am here to encourage you, that you can too!
Because you see, we all have a story and this year we will be reflecting and exploring the idea of story, of God’s story, worked out through us. Some of us read like Shakespeare’s As You Like It or maybe your story is more like the Narnia Tales. Could your story resemble a romantic love story or lyrical poetry? Are you an Agatha Christie mystery? Perhaps more like a self-help book. Whatever your story, you have one and we want to hear it. This Fall we will explore how our lives have reflected our spiritual beliefs(or not) and how we might move forward and closer to the Author of our stories.
We have planned purposeful, creative, activities that will connect and empower you as you explore your own story and faith. I hope you will be a part of the story of made., part of History. Come to one of our Creative Gatherings, bring a friend. You may find a new chapter unfolding in you!
Don’t forget to check our our FAQs page located HERE and also Our new additions to the Creative Team HERE. Please watch and share our video with those that may be interested in attending our 2015 Fall Gathering coming in October. We look forward to meeting you! More details and our on-line registration coming soon, so check back with us often.