As we approach the end of 2013 and the start of 2014 it seems it always inspires reflection on life. Questions like: What have been my priorities over the past year? What impacted my life? How have I experienced God? What is my growth edge in life? For what am I grateful? Were there invitations to intimacy with God and how did I respond to them? The list of questions is endlesss, and how we process those questions is equally multi-faceted. But perhaps more than any other, I find journalling to be the best discipline for exploring life. I believe it was Socrates who was credited with the statement, "An unexamined life is not worth living." Journaling is that practice that allows us to examine life, the ordinary and the extraordinary and everything in between.
That's why I'm excited about an upcoming Day Retreat event on January 25th, 2014 on the topic of "Journal Keeping to Nurture the Inner Life." If you're in the Phoenix area on that date (9AM - 2PM), I invite you to join me for a time of rest, reflection, and journaling, Topics will include the following:
Journaling to Find My Voice: Identity, Transparency, Freedom
Journaling My Life: Past, Present, Future
Meditative Journaling: Listen, Reflect, Respond
Journal Harvesting: Growwth, Gratitude, Grace
You can register for it on the News and Events page, or send me an e-mail if you want to know more or have questions. I hope to see you there.
In the meantime, may you dwell richly in peace and blessings as you draw into this Advent season and approach the coming new year. . Marsha Crockett