Day one has now officially come to an end. After miles of walking we learned a new meaning to “welcoming the stranger”. As we were overwhelmed with hospitality after a very long day.
We saw some beautiful landscapes and amazing communities for ministry.
We did learn that walking on a level hard surface for a long period of time is painful. What took this pains away were hills, rolling hills.
Sometimes it seems easy in the life of the church to stay on a plateau, to maintain what we have always had, but we feel, after today, that staying level wears the body down.
The good news is that climbing that hill that is before you, or your ministry, is likely the relief you need. Maybe it’s time to set aside our fears of what seems to difficult and boldly drive forward.
The tracking link code used today will remain the same for tomorrow.
Tomorrow is the day! At 0800 (At the Conference Center) Justin and I will be taking the first steps of our journey around the Conference. We are both excited and anxious as we begin this ministry. Final cuts are being made as we look to lighten the backpack we carry. As we do so it reminds me of how much excess we tend to carry throughout our lives.
We are so grateful to the congregations, families, and co-walkers who are housing us along the way. Words fail to express how very much we appreciate all the support we have received.
Along the way we will be blogging, tweeting, and emailing about our experiences. We will also be posting a daily tracking link so that you will be able to follow us along the way.
Blog: occasionalthoughts.org (all blog information will be emailed daily…if you prefer not to receive the email please reply and request to be removed)
We greatly appreciate your prayers along the way and hope that as word spreads that others will join us along the route, by walking in their community, or by walking the labyrinth.