Friday, July 30, 2010

A new blogging adventure

Today I'm blogging at a new place, and I'd love for you to join me.

For a number of years I've been involved with the ministry of Renovare'. "Renovare' (rehn-o-vahr'-ae)" is a Latin word which means "to make new." The ministry was founded a number of years ago by Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline. Renovare' is a ministry that advocates, encourages, and resources intentional living and spiritual formation.

I'm excited to be the newest Renovare' blogger. I just posted my first entry there, and I'd love for you to read it and let me know what you think. Click here to go to the Renovare' blog. While you're there, you may want to look around at the Renovare' website. You'll find lots of resources there to aid you in your spiritual walk.

Blessings, friends!


Kathy@ Gone North said...

I just happened to be sitting at the computer when this popped up, heading out the door, I took the time to read it.
A great article! Really.
A much needed reminder on the important..."letting go & letting God"
We went thru similar with husband's cancer, twice. OH the awful surgery days (& we also have pics of the process :)
I smiled a little when you said that he told you of things you needed to know... My Husband said," Honey, don't ever sell the tree farm" (we own a Christmas tree farm for fun) We chuckle about that now.... It is a family joke :)
Thanks again for something I will share this afternoon

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

How exciting! I'm going to go look. :)

Love Being a Nonny said...

Thanks...going to read it now!

Karen said...

I enjoyed reading! I loved the comment about "It was life-saving."
We just don't realize how all those things that we harbor,hinder.
Hope you stop by and visit with me. I would love to share my heart with you.

Always Nesting said...

Oh Richella, amazing post. Love the honesty. As I type this comment my printer is busy printing multiple copies for me to share with my family and friends. Isn't it amazing how God puts lessons in front of us that truly shake us to the core yet somehow bring us new vision and even greater faith.

Denise said...

This is a great article Richella and a wonderfully positive way of seeing things. I hope everyone is well and healthy in your family now :)
Happy Friday!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

A wonderful article, Richella. Thanks for sharing. You have certainly been through a lot with your son's surgery and also your husband's. Your faith was made strong through those 2 events in your life. Love & blessings from NC!

Terri at Finders Keepers said...

Thank you for sharing from your heart. We are all on this journey together and when we "witness" to one another about the truly important things in life we are sowing heart seeds to help another through a hard time in their lives. It is truly what we are meant to do.

Lauren said...

I just read your post on the other blog. My dad had open heart surgery when he was little, but it wasn't this I made a connection with from your story. Your story helped me more with what's going on in my life today, and it has nothing to do with surgery, medicine, nor healing - unless you look at them metaphorically. I've been having a really hard time learning to love and accept myself for who God made me, which sound silly but the ridiculousness of it all has taken it's toll and I think it's starting to become unhealthy for me. I worry entirely too much and I constantly am telling God through my thoughts and actions that what He's doing isn't good enough. Your post helped me realize that everything I'm holding onto is childish and will serve no good. I need to just let everything go and let God take control. Thank you for administering this revelation. :)

dawn said...

Richella- Just went and read your post on the other site. I keep thinking about that paradigm shift from life-threatening to life-saving. How many things in my life can I apply that to? Sometimes, God must wish we could see things through His all-knowing eyes.

Good job!

The Scooper said...

Richella this is beautiful and so moving. I remember reading about this experience on your blog a while back. It brought tears to my eyes then as well as now. Your perspective is so beautiful and wise. Our finite, human way of looking at things can be so misguided. I'm so grateful for the life-saving outcome and for the perspective you're now able to share with all of us. Wonderful, wonderful words.

Terri at Spiritually Inspired said...

Hey Richella,

I just wanted you to know that you helped inspire me to begin another blog. I had felt God speaking to me just days after starting my first blog. When I read your posting I considered it another affirmation that I needed to get started.

Thank you for the inspiration.

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