June 17, 2015
“If we could make our house a home, and then make it a sanctuary, I think we could truly find paradise on Earth.” –Alexandra Stoddard
It’s been a little more than a year since I have published a blog page on 365Missional Practice. Does that mean I took a vacation? Did I find some other way to express my creativity? My last post contained these words of Fernando Sabino:
“In the end, everything will be okay. If it’s not okay, it’s not yet the end.”
How many time have I said these words to myself throughout the past year? Did I give up on the importance of Missional Practice in my daily life? Where have I been? Here’s the answer: I have been on a journey, experimenting with living a deeper expression of daily mission in my life. I, along with the enormous help from my dedicated husband, Max, have been creating GraceStone Sanctuary, a home that promotes the mission of haven, hospitality, and refuge in today’s world. In the past year we unexpectedly sold our home and moved across the state of Virginia into our new very old house. We have deconstructed and reconstructed our new home with a mind toward creating a sacred space that promotes a community of love, joy, hope, and peace. So far, it has been a faith journey of discovery and creativity. Each day grants glorious options, as well as obstacles to be surmounted, as we continue to discern what God has in store for this remarkable place in which we find ourselves.
It has been clear that this is not an endeavor for self-satisfaction, but a joyful journey meant to be shared. I want to share with you the continuing story of our expression of God’s love and care for the soul through GraceStone Sanctuary, a place we have only begun to create! My prayer is that as I share the story of our home and community, you may also be encouraged and inspired to join us in our pursuit of God’s peace.
“I trust that God has made the plans to finish the good work He has already begun. He will continue constructing the life He knows I’m meant to lead as I travel freely in my journey of “becoming.” ―Michelle Aguilar
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