Why We Need Courage To Be Loved & Why My Heart Needs Home Today #OneWordAdvent

“Having come to know Jesus, we are forbidden to return by the way we came.” St. Gregory The new year is approaching.  It’s right around the corner. One moment, I’m sure of where I’m heading. Another moment, I’m thinking, maybe it’s time to change course instead. There’s a voice that’s not very loud. There’s a voice that’s soft.  Still. Like a stone cast upon a pond standing cold in the winter, my heart thinks it’s resting when it feels a ripple cascade from the center. Come back to me, Bonnie. But, don’t come back the way you came. I want you to journey ahead — by traveling another way. Like the wise men who traveled long and hard, to follow the star that finally led them to Jesus, God is telling me in more ways than one. It’s time for your homecoming.  And I want you to return — by a different route. Homecoming I don’t know why I was crying so hard. I told you last week, as I stood in the old, dreary kitchen of my childhood in a flashback, standing there maybe 10 years tall, hair still dripping wet from walking home from school, with my hand on the door of … Continue reading Why We Need Courage To Be Loved & Why My Heart Needs Home Today #OneWordAdvent