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Getting a Good Connection

Like you, I've been part of lots of different gatherings of people this past weekSaturday evening we got together with my whole family to celebrate my beautiful Mum's 70th Birthday
Sunday at Kerith - lots of catching up, lots of new people. A new, long walk alone with the dog in the woods.
Monday morning - Jacob had an interview at sixth form college - we tried to look "incognito" amongst the mass of students as we travelled in on the train!
Tuesday and Wednesday - a class of intriguing, demanding 5 year olds, plus colleagues in the staff room.
Today - fun to teach a session on "Spiritual Pathways" for our 12 amazing Academy students.Lunch and catch-up with a friend, then another dog walk in the sunshine.

I try to be fully present in each different setting - it's not easy, and I don't always get it right. I have an ever-growing , never-diminishing TO-DO list this week, and my mind is buzzing.
Yet somehow, in the middle of this busy life, I need to make space, make time to connect with God. As I taught the students today,God’s made it so that we are all wired up differently, and we have different ways in which we feel connected to God . These spiritual pathways are like doors that open into a room where we feel particularly alive and close to God.
Which one best describes you?
My "open door" would be a walk with the dog in the woods - preferably alone, so that I can sing worship songs too , reflect on the words and on the trees, and chat to God!
So, what will you do today to "open that door" and connect with God?

(Loving God by loving others)
I connect best with God when I am with others.

(Loving God with your mind)
I connect best with God when I learn. 

(Loving God through celebrations)
I connect best with God when I worship corporately. 

(Loving God by fighting a cause)
I connect best with God when doing great things. 

(Loving God through solitude)
I connect best with God in silence. 

(Loving God by doing tasks)
I connect best with God while doing helpful things. 

(Loving God out of doors)
I connect best with God in nature.


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