this past weekend i facilitated a reflection exercise for my ex-good-christian-women’s group & i thought it’d share it here just in case any of you want to give it a try. it was our semester wrap & i wanted to do something that gave us some room to reflect & consider this season in our journey. the ecclesiastes 3 passage came to mind, so i used it as a template. so many beautiful things emerged!
anyway, i thought i’d share it here in case any of you wanted to use it either personally or with groups you are in.
here’s the template if you want to download & use it.
here was mine:
for everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.
a time for quiet strength to be born, and a time for insecurity & self doubt to die.
a time to plant courage, and a time to harvest peace.
a time to kill self-hatred, and a time to heal from fear of abandonment.
a time to tear down walls that protect me, and a time to build up hearts that love me.
a time to cry about how hard it’s been, and a time to laugh about how hard it’s been.
a time to grieve over the loss-of-my-back-as-i-once-knew-it, and a time to dance because i still can.
a time to scatter people who don’t give a rip about me, and a time to gather people who do.
a time to embrace my voice, and a time to turn away from worrying about what other people think.
a time to search for balance, and a time to quit searching for the finish line.
a time to keep what’s important, and a time to throw away all the rest.
a time to tear apart “right doctrine”, and a time to mend what i deeply believe.
a time to be quiet about what isn’t, and a time to speak about what is.
a time to love slow & steady transformation in myself & others, and a time to hate impatience.
a time for war against resistance, and a time for peace in the chaos.
also, some of you saw this on my facebook, but i thought i’d share it here, too. this was my favorite song at the u2 concert on saturday night (it was truly an amazing show) & definitely fit into the conversation on “a time to….” enjoy.