'Recovering Joy' involves more than following our social codes and conventions. It involves walking with God at our right hand, step by step in the radiant light of his presence. It involves remembering that we have already arrived at our destination - the safety of our Father's house - even as we continue on the pilgrim road that takes us through life.
It weaves imaginative story and profound reflections on a selection of psalms to trace a journey that many of us will relate to. The narrative begins in rootlessness and despair and takers a wanderer across the seato a series of islands. These are the setting for a succession of events and encounters through which emerges a progression from that initial rootlessness, through healing, to a rediscovery of the joy of feeling at the centre of God's loving purpose for our lives.
Naomi Starkey is a priest in the Church of Wales currently living and working on the Llyn Peninsula.
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Take some time together...
as a family, discovering just how deeply God really cares for and understands each one of you!
Knowing well the seasons and rhythms of family life, Bekah and Steve take us on a 12-week journey as we make some space daily for God and each other. Enjoy exploring how some biblical characters encountered Jesus - and had their lives changed in the process.
Each day includes a short Bible passage, some ideas to jump-start the conversation, thoughts to ponder, real-life anecdotes and some weird and wonderful facts, topped off with a simple prayer. Weekends have a bonus suggestion of fun ways to connect and even impact your sphere of influence - whatever our family looks like!