I am on a bit of at higher! The launch of The Present of Wonder was incredible and your enthusiasm and affirmation of each me and the book helped make it Amazon’s #1 new release in books on religious rituals. Not very the way I would have described it but I appreciate it anyway.
A lot more than something I have enjoyed the comments and images that some of you have sent. They stir me to new inventive spiritual practices and continue to enrich my faith. Arie Gort suggests this book ought to be study outdoors in the sunshine surrounded by wildflowers. I study her comment soon after seeing a photo of the incredible desert bloom in California final week and it produced me want to take my footwear off and dance by means of the flowers.
This image shared by HeidiRich Payton onInstagram lighten my day but also distracted me from significantly less enjoyable responsibilities. Please hold your photos and comments coming and encourage your buddies to send us their inventive responses also. We are operating to get them posted on The Present of Wonder Godspace web page.
I discover that my personal response to sharing about the book in workshops and classes is a developing delight and joy in the presence of God. My awe and wonder walks have expanded to consist of awe and wonder plane trips. From my window I appear down at the awe inspiring landscape under me clicking my camera and thanking God for the beauty of what I am seeing. Tragically as I appear about I recognize that I am generally the only particular person enjoying this beauty. Everybody else appears to have their eyes glued to their screens.
As a response to all of this, we have decided to use the theme “A Season of Awe and Wonder” for the time involving Easter and Pentecost this year. We are asking our authors to share about what offers them a sense of awe – be it the wonder of God’s creation or the beauty of God’s image observed in the faces of vulnerable and hurting men and women. I will share suggestions from The Present of Wonder and some of the lessons I have discovered given that I completed writing it. If you would like to contribute to this series please let us know.
Thank you for your continued assistance of the Godspace ministry as properly as my individual ministry. I appreciate your prayers at this time as I am feeling a small overwhelmed by the quantity of interviews and articles that are becoming requested. I especially enjoyed this podcast with Doug Pagitt which will give you a fantastic background to The Present of Wonder if you are nevertheless puzzled as to what it is all about.
Listen to “Now We’re Talkin’ with Doug Pagitt” on Spreaker.
How Do You Respond to The Present of Wonder was final modified: April 8th, 2019 by