Thursday, March 10, 2011


"Meetings, bloody meetings."
"If it wasn't for all these people, we'd get some work done around here."
"OMG One More Meeting. Really?"

At the non-profit where I work, the building has four conference rooms available for any of the tenants to reserve. There is a handy accordion-style wall divider that allows for expansion or shrinkage of any of the rooms, each of which can hold about 20 people. They are comfortably and simply furnished with easy-to-roll-around desks and chairs, allowing each meeting to take on the personality of the topic.

Yesterday, one of the agency directors came into our reception area with a stunned look on his face. He was returning the key to the room in which they had just had an advocacy development meeting. He reminded me what really happens in that space.

"We just had an amazing meeting. I was thinking about how many meetings are held in those conference rooms - all the agencies advocating and volunteering to better our community - it's just simply amazing. That space witnesses so many ideas and with so much energy. I'm just grateful. Thank you."

As he walked away, my heart sensed the Holy Spirit smiling and delighting in the way she made herself known - and continues to do so - amidst simple desks and accordion walls. Love is in the air!

What's happening in your space, in this moment?

"Do not come any closer," God said. "Take off your sandals, for the place you are standing is holy ground." Exodus 3:5

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