I just got back from the Write To Publish Writer’s Conference at Wheaton College. It was a wonderful time. I learned much, met many and generally felt in awe of God’s presence in my life.
I have never been to the Holy Land.
But I have been to many a holy land.
Places of personal significance,
Where bush burns brightly,
and I turn over new leaf.
Where little known men
have taught great men,
and those great men have gone on
to teach myriads more men.
Places I have overcome overwhelming odds.
Places I have left fear in my room and ventured out of myself.
Places I have discovered new sisters, teachers, mentors…friends.
Places I have found more of me.
And I wonder how they got there,
those pieces of me.
So far from where I dwell in the ordinary every day.
So far outside myself that it makes me tremble,
distant from all that feels familiar.
For He has scattered drops of me
to be found by me
like breadcrumbs in Hansel and Gretel.
And when I follow them back, I find that they lead to Him
where the Father has planned all along.
Won’t you join me on Fridays for a new series and linkup called, “Take Off Your Shoes, You’re On Holy Ground!”? Each week a post will be shared about the significance of a place and you will be able to share as well!! Just 1) Write a post about how a place has ministered to you. 2) Add your post to the linkup. 3) Add the button to your post. 4)Visit and encourage your neighbors!
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looks like such a wonderful time!
It was glorious!
Love this idea. It is, after all, all holy ground for the taking, isn’t it? That we recognize the sanctity of real-life moments, invite God into them and experience the fullness of His love therein. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your words.
You’re welcome. I have missed far too many real-life moments, and don’t want to waste anymore!
Well, this is something I would really like. Thank you for taking us on your awaking journey.
Your welcome, the path is always more pleasant with a friend. 😉
all ground is holy for those with eyes to see. this is beautiful.
I want eyes to see, all that is beautiful…. 🙂 Thank you for visiting, I hope you return.
i’m so glad you were enriched by this conference, friend. it’s in communion with others we find God. bless you.
I have often found Him in communion in your community, dear heart!
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I am constantly reminding myself, until it becomes habit instead of practice, to be completely present. It changes everything, doesn’t it?
It does Danelle. Wherever you are…be there! 🙂