Sunday, August 31, 2008

the beginning

It all began with an email from Chuck on June 4, 2007.

"Hi all,

If you can make it, we would like to have dinner at our house on Saturday night to share food, wine (or beer), fellowship, and irreverent spiritual conversation about our spiritual journeys. 6:30 would be a good time if that works out. If not, let me know.

At this point, you need only bring yourself and if you choose, a beverage of your choice. We will supply water, wine (no I have not figured out how to change one to the other), tea, coffee and beer but you might not like what we have to offer so bring your own if you don't want to risk it.

I would like to consider this the start of a regular (or not) gathering of individuals, couples or whatever to support each other in our journeys of life as those journeys connect to our higher power (whom I choose to call God) (oops, my 12 step skirt is showing) and to each other's journeys.

Jeanette and Nathan have suggested we use a Renovare format. It looks good. I suggested recently that the book "Soul Making" would be good fertilizer for mutual and individual growth. Saturday could be a day where we all bring our thoughts together for that.BUT, in the end, having fun is a perfectly good reason to get together too. I suspect that God likes having fun as much as we do. Seeing the crazy formations in Canyon Lands last week reminded me just how much fun S/He has had. What an awsomely creative entity there is that can take millions of years just to make such insane shapes with the power of wind, water, and upheavals.Anyway, enough of all that.

Please let me know if you can make it.

Chuck (and my better half, Jan)"

We've been meeting every other Saturday night since that first gathering - for food and for talk.


Mike said...

Wow! Has it only been just over a year? It seems like so much has happened to our little family in that time! The highlight for me has to be the blessing you all did for Verena. Well, here's looking forward to more fun, food & drink, community and irreverent thoughts in the years to come...

Jeannette said...

Although the direction this group has taken isn't what we first envisioned, we're delighted with where we've been and are going. I guess 'the Ultimate' knew what we needed and served us up the best! Thanks for continuing to be a part of the conversation of our lives.