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Simple Encouragement


Dear Kaleid Ladies,


Thank you. Thank you for being you and for being women who want to see themselves, see others, and see their communities through the eyes of engaged faith and informed grace.


We are thrilled to journey with you.


As our series on the formational power of habits wraps up, we want to offer you a simple note of encouragement by sharing two short quotes that ground us in the reality of our smallness and our bigness all at once.


Because habits are mundane. Habits are small. Habits are ordinary and easily missed. They are not the stuff of facebook posts nor are they fodder for bestsellers. But they are the building blocks of our hearts, the gentle shapers of our loves.


Hopefully you have noticed more acutely the simple gifts of eucharist, praise, gathering, sending, prayer, confession, and the natural world as you have walked through these last few weeks with us. 


Today, consider these quotes and take heart. Your small habits are enchanted, hopeful gifts to the world you inhabit.


“We might say that the sacramental power of Christian worship ‘enchants’ our everyday lives, reminding us that the world we inhabit is not a flattened ‘nature’ but rather a creation charged with the presence and power of the living Spirit…look for ways to let the world’s enchantment spill over into the so-called mundane spaces of our lives.” - James Smith* 

“We are not great shots across the bow of history; rather, by simple grace, we are hints of hope.” - Steve Garber


Go in peace today, friends.


Gratefully,


The Kaleid Team


P.S. We are prayerfully working through a concept for what it looks like to “Do Kaleid” together - to be women of engaged faith and informed grace -  in 2020. We look forward to sharing more with you as the effort unfolds. If you’d like to offer input, we’d welcome your responses to this quick survey


*Smith, James K.A. You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2016. (p. 130)


** Steve Garber, quoted in Webber, Robert E. Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative. Grand Rapids: Baker Books. 2008. (p. 95)

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