Holiness in our midst – Session 9


What is a holy moment from today or the past week?or month?

Holy moments are those moments-in-time that come as gifts in the course of everyday life; they make you feel alive and connected to yourself, others, and the Creator. They are events shot with meaning and mystery, ones unique to you. They are the memories that bubble up in the quiet at the end of the day. They can be sweet, poignant or just plain beautiful; always, they fuel hope for tomorrow.

Some examples of holy moments in my life from April 2013:

  • During a Wednesday morning coffee, a friend pointed out the design of the cream in her latte. The swirling pattern was so exquisitely beautiful that if photographed and enlarged could have been framed as a work of art. We took time to acknowledge and name this work of art as a holy gift to us.
  • Coming home dead tired from work at around midnight, all was quiet. I looked up and beheld the combination of a full moon shining on a night sky of breathtaking cloud formations all framed by bright stars.
  • Our Women?s Gathering was deep into fashioning May baskets in the room off the fellowship hall. We were chatting amiably, surrounded by a sea of baskets, pipe cleaners, ribbons, candy, and flowers. Into this scene came a holy decision, almost as a group ?aha? moment, that this year we would craft personal notes to accompany them. A traditional activity was suddenly turned into a ministry as we honored each of the recipients in unique fashion. I wonder: How many holy moments did we create?

What holy moments come to your mind?

STORY CIRCLE QUESTION: What is a recent holy moment? Why did you single it out?


  1. Read the above reflection aloud.
  2. Write a journal reflection on a recent holy moment. Ask: How can I record more of them?


  1. Read aloud Session IX.
  2. Ask each person to answer the Story Circle Question.