December 7 – Community. Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011? (Author: Cali Harris)
This prompt is actually easy for me. This year, I started visiting a new church, and in it, I found a great pathway to God. The lessons are relevant, and have always seemed to feel custom tailored to my life and what's important to me, and that has made a world of difference. Here is an excerpt from a letter to God I wrote here:
"Thank You for leading me into a new church that has honestly felt personal to me each Sunday. It's always refreshing when the sermon feels like it was written just for you, and I know I wasn't the only member of the congregation who felt that way. I'd been on the hunt for a new church to revive my structured relationship with You, and I feel much happier now that I've tried new places."
I would like to continue a path towards this community in 2011 and I would also love to experience more opportunities to connect with community through community service in the coming year. I've had a good handful this year, but there is always room for more!
So, ask yourself this question: Where have you discovered community this year? Did you find it in any unexpected places?
Until next time,