New Years Reflection and The Serenity Prayer

As we enter a new year we're asking big questions that center around things like our purpose, calling, and life rhythms.  Our hope is that as we lean into the future together, we'll continue to walk the path of love, and as we do, come to know ourselves and God more deeply.  At our Sunday gathering on New Years Eve we asked the following questions to help us in this process.  If you'd like to watch the message click here.  Also, we used "Serenity Prayer" as an anchor and benediction.  The aim is that as we ask these questions, we'll set up a life rhythm and posture that allows space for our lives and our world to be transformed:   

What are my loves?
What relationships, values, people, or ideas are most important to you?

What is my role/calling in the world?
At this point in your life are there any specific images, stories, or strengths that feel uniquely true for you?

What are my rhythms?
How can you establish patterns or practices in 2018 that will that help you orient around your loves and roles?

The Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.