last thursday, we gathered to dream. through the magic of the internet, we connected and planned an evening to share stories and pray. before, i was hurried. stressed. caught up in the day-to-day drama of disappointments and getting over sickness and just...twaddle.
but thursday night? thursday night was exceptional.
i arrived late due to a meeting at work and horrible traffic on the freeway. as soon as i walked in, the air felt electric. i glanced at the clock, frustrated that i already missed an hour of connecting. we only planned on two hours. with a majority of the dinner party involved in a local conference, we wanted to make sure they wouldn't miss the evening session.
the party lasted until almost midnight.
for four hours we talked, laughed, cried and prayed. for four hours we dreamed, remembered, whispered and believed. and even though i was exhausted, even though i slept horrible the night before, i left feeling completely rejuvenated and ready to take on the world.
THIS is what mandy talks about when she encourages us in her eBook to forget the mundane. it's very, very easy for me to focus on the negative if i'm not careful. especially when it deals with me and my time. but this group? the ones i broke bread with a few nights ago? they challenge. they listen. they encourage.
i can't help but feel like i'm a little closer to God once i've met with them - it's almost as if i've touched the hem of Jesus' robe. there's always some level of healing - always some release of pent-up breath.
and after i leave, my creativity is the better for it.
do you have a tribe who makes you forget the twaddle of day-to-day life?