Can a place change you?

Moses was changed on the mountain, Paul on the road to Damascus, and Esther in the palace.

Anne Lamott wrote that she staggered to faith from one safe place to another. One of my safe places is 801 Fretwell Avenue.

Moments happened in that metal building at the end of a dead-end street that opened my eyes and my heart. To something wonderful.  Sometimes to something terrible.  I felt deeply, was moved deeply…….and was changed.

Where joy and sorrow are shared with a diverse group of imperfect people learning to love and live well.

The church. A place I am known and loved and encouraged and challenged.

Today I celebrate all that God has done through the people in that place.  Because it’s not really the place….it’s who is there or Who is there.

It’s God in the place.

It’s the people in the place.

It’s God in the people in the place.