Holiness in our Midst: Session 54

Holiness in our Midst


STORY CIRCLE PROMPT: How would you answer: I’d rather be_______.

I’ve always been intrigued with bumper stickers that begin with “I’d rather be_____.” Depending on where I was traveling at the time, I’ve seen ones that read hunting, fishing, parasailing, mountain climbing, scuba diving and surfing. My first response on this day, as I prepare to go to work is: I’d rather be writing. The first step in making life changes is to name what makes one happiest. I think: Is there way I can rearrange my days so that I can fit in more writing time? Get up earlier? Go to bed later? Is there a place you would rather be today? How would you fill in the blank? How can you connect this exercise to your dreams?


  1. Read the above reflection.
  2. Write about your dream job or avocation.


  1.   Read aloud Session LIV.    
  2. Ask each person to answer the Story Circle Prompt.

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Note: Holiness in Our Midst: Sharing Our Stories to Encourage and Heal is a monthly on-line feature created by Janis Pyle to facilitate sharing of our personal experiences, thoughts, beliefs, and spiritual practices with one another, especially through stories. Barriers are broken down when we begin to see all persons, even those with whom we disagree ideologically, as sacred and constantly attended to by a loving Creator. Each column is accompanied by a “story circle” prompt and study guides for personal and group reflection. To share your stories, contact Hannah Button-Harrison at communications@nplains.org. Janis Pyle can be reached at janispyle@yahoo.com.

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