Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Tuesday Tea Time!
Z & I have been home for just over a day from a wonderful time at the Extravaganza (aka E) for our second time together.
This year the theme of the event was Story. It was beautifully down to earth & such a gift to be able to experience the many stories shared.
The stories were shared by people such as the presiding Bishop of the ELCA, Elizabeth Eaton & well known author Walt Wangrin. There were also stories from Mikka McCracken & Lost & Found.
And most near & dear to heart the stories where shared amongst long time friends & mentors & new to the scene friends too.
Story, we all have many. There is one story though that connected those of us gathered at the E. The story of God made flesh. And there was no doubt that the Spirit was at work throughout the stories that were shared of great joy, sorrow, struggle, new life, & many hopes for the future.
This theme of Story will continue throughout the year as we prepare for the ELCA Youth Gathering & while Practice Discipleship events happen throughout the country. While these stories are shared keep a listening ear & open heart for how God is using you in the story of life.
One colleague shared, "Knowing your story, makes my story better!" While I found this to be true for every story shared at the E, know that many people feel the same way about your story & there are many people waiting to listen.