Creating Sacred Spaces – Do We Really Need Churches?

God brought many of these thoughts posted above by Christine Sine alive to me in January when my family and I went on a 5 week trip to Hawaii. I spent a lot of time on our hikes looking at detail, walking with God and talking with Him about HIS art. He is wanting to communicate with us through His creation – – notice in Psalms 19 how many words are used to convey that very thing! He is amazingly multifaceted!
Hope you enjoyed this reblog 🙂


Our annual Celtic retreat is coming. We hold it in August on a beautiful parcel of undeveloped land on Camano Island north of Seattle. There are no buildings. Our sanctuary is a cathedral of trees – cedar and maple and alder that rise above is in a breathtaking green canopy. I particularly love to sit in the early mornings before anyone else is awake, drinking in the beauty of God’s awe inspiring creation. This is a sacred space for me, what is often called a thin space where the veil between heaven and earth seems to be translucent and the glory of God shines through in a special way.

Special places where we feel almost physically embraced by the love of God are important places of prayer for all of us. Be they a comfortable old armchair we return to day by day, a special place to walk or a…

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