I sat on my porch in the evening after it’s makeover for fall.
Actually, my neighbor asked me what I was doing when he saw me winding leaves around the porch rail. I confessed I still had a touch of the 1980’s in me. Back in those days I decorated for every holiday. I had a lot of help and ideas from two of my amazing and inspiring friends, Jan and Conya. Both helped me see that the space we occupy is a sacred gift.
The thing is . . . I still enjoy the process of creating “sacred” space . . . a place to re-organize thoughts and to re-energize from the rush and hurry of life. Just so happens my porch has become a sacred space for me.
It’s where I was able to put the FINAL FIVE into perspective.
The FINAL FIVE are my last Sundays at RED DOOR CHURCH (RDC).
I realized BIG trust is needed to finish well. Of course, it needs to be BIG because trust never ends up being little.
I asked God to give me strength to trust during the FINAL FIVE. Because. I could not do it on my own.
Truth: I had an inner war within me.
It was not how I planned my life.
I made the decision to trust God to work all the details out for good. It’s what God does.
Trust makes it possible to move forward.
I begin the FINAL FIVE this Sunday and end on Christmas Eve Sunday morning. If, you know me for 2.5 seconds or more, then, you know I love Christmas like crazy. No. I am not one of those that use every ounce of energy to make Christmas happen.
There was a time that I worked too hard at making Christmas happen. Of course, there was joy in the work because I spent extra time with Jan and Conya as we strategized the details of how to actually do it all. I expended more energy than anyone ever should.
Along the way, I learned it was not necessary or advisable to do it all. Turns out this was big revelation for me. Because. I am actually one of those.
I lived long enough to see beyond.
Anyway . . .
Sitting on my porch that night, I experienced an eucharist of the soul–a deep gratefulness for the opportunity to teach and share what I have learned in the sacred space which the RED DOOR CHURCH has created. It’s a gift of God’s grace.
Since then, it’s been clear that I am to share the key elements of living the best life in the FINAL FIVE.
Thank you God.
For you dear friend: I pray you will experience an eucharist of the soul–a deep gratefulness for the grace of God in your life–in a sacred space. I can’t wait to connect with you during the FINAL FIVE!
With deep gratefulness for you–Kerrie