The Risk of Wings

Learning to slow down and not feel like the need to be in and at everything, has helped us see our neighborhood as home and a place to invest in, to participate at and belong to.  The temptation to be somewhere else, doing something more important or more exciting subsides as we learn to see the beauty and blessings going on right around us.

A Rooted Gospel

It is these beautiful actions then, that open the door to conversation with those around us about the WHY.  Why live this way? Why do these things? It is as this good news takes root in our hearts, that we then learn to take it to others through deeds and then in words.

Whet Your Appetite

I don't usually read introductions [I'm just being honest] but thought I would give Briggs' a go to see where he was taking the book and wanted to share his straightforward intentions as a means to spur your interest

Briggs states,

I want you to examine your life and make changes that render you more local and relationally accessible.
I want you to grow spiritual roots in your current realities instead of living under a fantasy of wings
I want you to follow Jesus in the mundane, ordinary everyday moments of life and relationships
I want to challenge “the success of flight” and share how people are instead choosing the faithfulness of being fully present
— Staying is the New Going - Allan Briggs

What do you think? How do these goals sound to you? What fears and hesitations come to mind right away?  Consider taking some of those thoughts into a conversation with someone this weekend.