Last Sunday, a small group of us from FCC gathered around our table for a meal and to share and listen to one another’s stories. Since then, I have been reflecting on the Parker Palmer quote for “Let Your Life Speak.” What has surfaced is the scriptural images of the potter moulding clay. This past year has been, in many ways, a gift.
In accompanying Tom to Singapore for his work, I have had the opportunity to shed my previous identity — more specifically, how others’ viewed me, as well as how I saw myself — and to explore new avenues of personal growth, learning, and creativity.
Never have I felt more alive and on the path to “letting my life speak” than I do now. My challenge for the future is to retain this new sense of self and purpose, especially when we return to the US, so that I continue to evolve into the person God intended for me to be. For my tile, I drew rounded, dimensional and colourful pots, to remind me of God’s hands in shaping my life — if only I pause to listen, breathe, and follow where the Spirit leads.