Creating a Space for Grace in Your Life
by Terry Hershey
"It's one thing to be bored; it's another to add to the day's obligations the need to feel important or the need to impress or the need to avoid the loneliness that emptiness can bring. It seems clear that we have trained ourselves to avoid sanctuary—that time and place for stillness." ~from the book
Terry Hershey's new book not only defines what sanctuary is, but why we need it, where we can find it, and how we can create it as space and habit.
"When I am home, I go to my sanctuary every day, in the morning, for 20 minutes. The time and place will vary from person to person. It’s important only that we recognize it and honor it."
Visit Terry Hershey's website to find resources to step back from the stressed out, driven pace of life and return to presence, awareness, centeredness, faith, balance, gratitude, sanctuary, and delight.
Join Terry Hershey and Patricia Campbell Carlson and explore how to create or reclaim a grace-filled place to be, for yourself and in the wider context of the world.
"It seems clear that we have trained ourselves to avoid sanctuary—that time and place for stillness. But no matter who we are, we need that stillness more than ever."
Can you think of places, spaces, and rituals (in your house or garden) that replenish, nourish, and restore? It might be a chair, a bench, a particular garden path, or a routine or specific hour of the day.
Sanctuary is about grace. It isn’t something we earn, but something we receive whether or not we think we deserve it.
The sanctuary of God’s loving presence is always all around us everywhere. We don’t actually create it; we just “create” our awareness of it.
Through stories, experience and inspiring ideas, the author shows us both the importance of sanctuary and the myriad ways to find it in every day life.