Random #RozeReflections – Envision Your Future

It’s almost 2017. I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe that 2016 is over. I must say that I’m glad it’s coming to a close. 2016 has had its share of ups and downs. From our political climate to death after death of celebrities and those who made significant contributions to our world, I feel like I’ve been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to the reset that a new year brings; to the chance to refocus and recommit to the things and people who matter most.

Earlier this week I posted about an event I host every year for my female friends. For the last three years, I have invited my friends to my home for a Ladies Visioning Brunch. This is a time for us to connect and to articulate our hopes and dreams for the new year. We create vision boards that are then displayed in prominent locations in our homes or offices as a reminder of what we want to accomplish. I love hosting this event and it’s proven to be a highlight of my year. You see, creating a vision board isn’t just about resolutions or goals. It’s about envisioning who you want to be and how you want to show up alongside a community of people who are cheering you on and holding you accountable. It’s about digging deep and uncovering what your deepest desires are so that you can make them come to life. 

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Random #RozeReflections: Come Alive

For a long time, I clung to the Frederick Buechner quote on vocation – “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” After what can only be called a roller coaster start to adulthood, this quote served as a guiding light for becoming clear on my call and purpose. I was led to working with youth, young adults and families as a minister in the Lutheran church. My gladness was found in helping to form faith and providing spiritual care and guidance. Those whom I encountered were seeking deeper meaning and an authentic connection with the Divine. My gladness met their hunger and life was good.

Fast forward to a few years ago… I was working with young adults and climbing the proverbial career ladder and yet something wasn’t right. I felt as though my gladness had diminished and I questioned whether or not I was meeting peoples’ hunger. Additionally, the place where I found myself was not life-giving. In fact, I felt drained and disconnected from myself. This couldn’t be what God intended. Continue reading “Random #RozeReflections: Come Alive”