Beth Bramstedt, an ordained associate pastor at Woodcrest Chapel in Columbia Missouri attended this past Sacred Friendship Gathering in April. The Gathering's theme was "bold boundaries." I asked her to share her story about her experience at the Gathering.
A New Paradigm – Love as the Boundary
Sometimes our thinking needs to change. We need to go on a mission of discovery. We need to create a new mental map. We need to change the way we see, understand and interpret our world.
But sometimes we’re not really looking for a mission, or hoping to discover anything. God, with his sense of humor, just seek us out, shows up unexpectedly, and changes our paradigm. That is exactly what happened to me earlier this year, and how I ended up at the Bold Boundaries conference in April.
In retrospect, it may have been God, but I now prefer to blame it on my friend Brandon Hoops. He was the one who introduced me to Twitter and connected me to a whole new world of conversations, which changed the way I see and live out my relationships. So, I choose to believe that the chaos Bold Boundaries has created in my life is his fault, and thankfully he doesn’t seem to object.