During these summer months (it is summer, right??), I hope you are finding moments that offer you rest, build up your spirit and give you joy. It gave me great joy to bless our garden together and sit in the sunshine with all the delicious food that was offered at the BBQ last month. And it was a joyful day when we gathered at Celebrate Pride, giving and receiving love and joy with all those around us. Thank you to all the many people who helped with both of those events.
This month I am seeking rest through prayer and retreat. On July 18-20, I will be going to a cabin in Ninilchik with the intention of praying about the ministry of Lutheran Church of Hope and planning ahead. I’ll be praying about where God is working among us, where God may be leading us and how we can respond. I don’t know if I’ll come away with any answers! But I think it is good to stop and get away to listen, following Jesus’ example. I am grateful for the opportunity to do this. Thank you for making that possible through providing funds and the ability to take the days away from everyday tasks.
I ask that you pray with me and for me! I would love to hear what answers to those questions you receive. And I hope you also find moments to get away and listen, even for just 10 minutes a day – listen to the Spirit in your heart and in your life, building you up and giving you rest.