“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
MATTHEW 11:28-30 (MSG)
sa·cred adjective \ˈsā-krəd\ dedicated or set apart for God
sacred. is all about setting apart space to meet with God vs. adding one more thing in your already busy, margin-less life. We believe out of this space God will grow you and you will see more clearly his deep love for you.
“Emptiness, not fullness, is the soil out of which stillness, openness and transformation develop. This is why authentic spirituality is always much more a matter of subtraction than addition.”
We believe life doesn’t have to feel “insane.” We can learn to live a life where the reality is that all of “my life is sacred…period.” We want to guide you to places of quiet and rest where you can hear God and sense his presence. We know his presence can become your sacred reality everyday.
“A natural outcome of solitude, silence, and rest in God is that we become more grounded in God’s unconditional loving presence as the ultimate, orienting reality of our lives. In that Presence, we are able to celebrate the goodness of our created selves as well as inviting God to show us those places where we are still living in bondage to sin, negative patterns, and a way of life that just doesn’t work.”
-Ruth Haley Barton
“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is and walk in it, and you will fInd rest for your souls.”
JEREMIAH 6:16 (NIV)
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