We want life to have meaning, we want fulfillment, healing and even ecstasy, but the human paradox is that we find these things by starting where we are… We must look for blessings to come from unlikely, everyday places. Kathleen Norris
Whether you sit in an office each day or stay home with kids, travel the world or carpool teenagers, care for aging parents or complete chores around the house, I think we can all relate that sometimes our days are mundane or even down-right boring.
Throughout this year, our Faith and Family article will be based around the book Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren. We will use this book as a template to guide us in finding Jesus in our day to day (Making the Bed, Losing Keys, Sitting in Traffic) and strive to understand that our accomplishments are not what defines us, but rather God’s grace sealed through the Holy Spirit. Each month, we will dive into a chapter and provide applicable resources on how we can see more of Christ in our everyday relationships… with our children, spouses, co-workers, neighbors, etc.
In the book’s foreward, Andy Crouch says this, “Our bodies, our pleasures, our fears, our fatigues, our friendships, our fights - these are all in fact the stuff of our formation and transformation….. Our moments of exaltation and our stifled yawns- somehow they go together, part of the whole life that we are meant to offer to God day by day.”
I invite you all to read along with us and pray that through this year, we would each grow in seeing more of our Lord and Savior in the ordinary.
Addy Kirven, Advisory Board Chair