This month I joined up for Pause in Advent, hosted by Floss. It's a weekly post about thoughts and feelings over the lead up to Christmas. I hesitated about participating as things have changed for me.
A lot has changed since last year - I am now an occasional visitor of the church I once felt so much a part of for 10 years and have left my housegroup. I tried random churches but didn't find anywhere that felt right for me so resorted to a solitary faith that relies on the woods for meditative moments and prayer. At the moment that's what feels right for me. I have not lost faith in God or become a lost sheep, but am not any longer in the flock or feeling the need to conform.
This is my thought for the first week of Pause in Advent....
Not 'belonging' has been a good thing for me this year, I'm still a faithful follower and I have been pleased to discover I can move between boundaries and be accepted more readily, to share faith and to learn from others. So for now I am content.
To read other thoughts on Advent join Floss, who is hosting Pause in Advent here