What do you think of when you hear the word spiritual? Most of us think of people who have the Bible attached to their hip, don’t get mad even when someone steals their winning lottery ticket, pray even when things aren’t going terribly, and have Bat Phone that God answers at anytime day or night. If I asked you to draw a picture of it, you might draw Mother Teresa or Billy Graham.
But what about the rest of us? Those of us who work twice as many hours as we sleep and still wonder every day how long we’ll have a job; who are divorced and can’t stand our ex; whose kids spend more time in “time out” than “time in”. Those whose bank accounts are one unexpected bill away from being overdrawn and who have less true friends than fingers on one hand. Is there a spirituality for those of us who don’t have it all together and probably never will?
The great news is, there is! And that’s what we’ll start talking about this Sunday in our new series called Messy Spirituality. Over the course of most of the summer we’ll talk about what messy spirituality looks like. We’ll discuss what keeps us from being more spiritual, how to notice (and fertilize) the spirituality in our daily lives, how to move past our pasts, and how we can even be conduits of spirituality to those around us. Best of all, each week we’ll talk about how to apply this stuff to our daily lives. It doesn’t do us much good to talk about being more spiritual without learning how to actually do it.
We hope you’ll join us. We meet each Sunday at the Creekside Bowling Lanes (map to the right) at 9:30 a.m. Come early for coffee and donuts. We promise you’ll feel welcome, even in your messiness.
Have questions? Let us know. We’ll be glad to help. We’re New Story Church, and we’re different.