Monday, December 03, 2007

Reflections on Gratitude

One of the most precious gifts I have been given in this last year is the community of Revgals. I am so grateful to have read an article in The Christian Century and then followed up on it. I have appreciated the opportunity to reflect on my life and ministry with a semi-public on-line journal. I appreciate the people who supported me in the those early days as I learned how to blog and link and add pictures....and those who stop by regularly now. I appreciate those who leave comments and those who read but never speak.

I am also grateful for the opportunity to read the blogs of others. I have learned so much. I have been invited into lives of joy, confusions, pain, sorrow, hope. Lives that mirror back to me the grace of a living God.

During the month of November one Revgal pal decided to take on the discipline of posting about gratitude. I found myself drawn to her blog, to her reflections, and to the idea of intentionally reflecting on gratitude. I decided I would do it. Not only for my personal blog. But also for the blog I manage for small church. The posts I write for each blog will not be the same. I will have certain things I am grateful for in my personal life, which will not appear on the church blog. And on the church blog I hope to speak about gratitude in the spirit of that faith community, in a way that will (hopefully) stir the people up as well...

So today I begin a spiritual exercise, I invite you to journey with me and share what you are grateful for as we travel this season of Advent.

6 comments:

Diane said...

I'm grateful for you Mompriest. I'm so glad that I have the opportunity to "know" you through your blog, and I'm looking forward to your reflections.

What a great idea for your church blog, too!

Songbird said...

So glad you found us!

Jan said...

I am grateful to know you and rest in the assurance that we will continue sharing our growth in God. This sounds like a blessed Advent plan. I look forward to reading and hearing more.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

mmm neighbor count me in. i remember you mentioning this oh thanksgivingish time and i liked it then and i like it now. let the grateful reflective discipline begin!

Kievas said...

I, too, am grateful for this online community. Although I'm neither a Rev nor a Gal, I've found a supportive, inspiring, and fun bunch of people here to share my journey of faith.

Mary Beth said...

Yea! I'm excited to read these. And I'm so glad I know you!

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