It’s been a journey and we have reached our “wrap up”. Just how, though, do we (or shall we) “wrap up” something like this? As mentioned in the video portion this week, “SEVEN” is the training for what is to come – it’s the preparation. I must confess, when I heard that, my thoughts went “Oh boy! What are we in for?”.
As with any fast, it is not permanent, but some of the results are. How has God been working in you these past 9 weeks? Will some of this “stick”? What is your next step(s)?
We are really excited about our finale next week! Dave from Sage Garden Herbs will be coming to inspire us about gardening & seeds. Dave owns an awesome greenhouse and if you get the chance, you should definitely check it out! Here’s his website for even more info: http://www.herbs.mb.ca/. Dave will also be bringing some raffle packages, so you won’t want to miss!
And Rachel Twigg Boyce from House Blend Ministries will be coming to share with us about some of the ways they do some of these things we’ve been learning & “experimenting” with in “SEVEN”. House Blend is a local ministry right here in our city of Winnipeg.; an intentional community that seeks to develop rhythms of life that make loving God, loving each other, and loving their neighbours sustainable. There are many ways you can get involved with House Blend – here are just a few:
- People willing to consider joining them on this adventure
- People who are willing to invest financially
In addition, they would also be ever so grateful for:
- Airmiles (to be turned into Rona Gift cards)
- Canadian Tire Money (to buy practical things like lightbulbs, furnace filters, etc.)
- Ground Decaf Fair-Trade Coffee (for their weekly potlucks)
- Coffee Shop Gift Cards (Thom Bargen, Stellas, The Nook, or Starbucks)
Please consider how you may get involved and if nudged, to bring these “items” with you to our finale next week (or contact Rachel at House Blend). Their website is: http://houseblendministries.com/.
I also want to highlight a really awesome looking workshop that is happening this Saturday, February 15th @ Canadian Mennonite University (500 Shaftesbury Blvd) called “Winnipeg Seedy Saturday” from 10am to 3pm. From farmers, to gardeners, to interested residents – everyone is welcome! Visit their site for more info: http://winnipegseedysaturday.wordpress.com/.
If you have other ideas of how we may spur one another on to continue implementing some of what we have learned from “The SEVEN Experiment” please leave a comment below. We’d love to hear about it!
May I encourage you with this verse from Hebrews 12:1 (NIV): “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us”.