Hope Floats

This week, our sister Ericka Graham, walks us through how to resurrect meaning out of the mundane. To find beauty, grace, truth, and the sacred in the ordinary and how this transforms us and all of creation to be on fire with the goodness of God.

Text

Matthew 16:13-20

1 Corinthians 6:19

“It's never been true, not anywhere at any time, that the value of a soul, of a human spirit, is dependent on a number on a scale. We are unrepeatable beings of light and space and water who need these physical vehicles to get around. When we start defining ourselves by that which can be measured or weighed, something deep within us rebels.  . . . we want to come home to ourselves. (p. 174-5)” 

- Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

 

Reflection & Practice

It is easy to take for granted the beauty in the people, nature and vibrant life all around us. Take a few minutes to write down the names of some people you are grateful for. Consider some specific reasons you are grateful for them; write that down, too. Then consider a tangible way you can let them know how much you appreciate them this week.

 

Worship Set

Slow Me Down

All Creatures

Steadfast

Be Thou My Vision / Open My Eyes

Good To Me

Come Ye Sinners

 

Benediction