Reflections for July 6, 2014
One of my favorite children’s writers is Douglas Wood. In his book The Things Trees Know, one of his short, spiritual insights resonates with me:
When you are living, you are growing. When you are growing, you are living.
Growing is the secret to living. Growth and change are difficult but God doesn’t call us to stay where we are; rather God created us to grow so that we might have abundant life.
As a staff, we are in the midst of change and growth as we live into new staff configurations and responsibilities. I am excited to be taking on responsibilities for younger children and look forward to walking with the children as we grow through our faith steps. I am delighted to be part of where God is leading the Children and Youth Renovation Team and the Golden Triangle Discernment Team as we continue to strengthen our ministries and discern God’s call for the future. As a congregation, we are continuing to grow and strengthen our ministries as we live into our strategic plan. God is calling us to grow—to live! God is calling us to a fruitful, faithful future!
A fellow pilgrim, Susan.