First of all WELCOME to all the new blog readers! I didn't realize they were putting the blog address on the flyers for the conference and the community event. SO glad you are here! Please comment so I'll know who you are.
I know I promised not to talk about the information for the conference on here and it is SO HARD! I want to write about it and tell you about it and share with you the grace I've found in the pages of His word for this time together. Sigh. I will not. But after? You won't be able to stop me so there :)
We finished up Breaking Free this week which made me terribly sad. Really. I'm not a fan of anything ending and certainly not such a wonderful season with the Lord. Awesome group, great messages and life-changing homework. The trifecta of growing in the Lord. Loved it. I'm taking so much away from it. It's killing me to not start another one immediately. September is the right time and I will wait. Another one of my favorite past times :)
I am headed to Gethsemane in 11 days. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. I cannot wait. I wish you all could come along. If you ever get the chance to go for a day or a week or a month or an hour I highly recommend it. I am staying at the Thomas Merton Institute for the first time. I'll tell you all about it when I get back.
I have gotten SO many comments especially on Twitter about the Daily Office of Prayer. I am not an expert, but I have wonderful friends who pray the office consistently. I can trace the most spiritual growth in my life to the times that I have prayed it on a regular basis. There's no power in the prayers themselves, but personally I'm usually in huge need of the reminder. I'll try to do a post about it some time after I touch base with them.
SO - Today I am giving away a hardcover copy of Robert Benson's book In Constant Prayer. One of my very favorite resources on the subject by my all time favorite author. All you have to do to win is comment and tell me why you want it. I'll draw a name randomly on Monday. Good luck!
Have a great day!