Yesterday the one millionth person visited Godspace. Exciting, amazing and uplifting.
Now I know that is not really one million different people as many of you visit several times a week. However I still feel it is quite an achievement. What began as a place for me to share my personal thoughts and ideas five years ago has become a go to place for those looking for resources for creative worship, prayers and out of the box spiritual practices that connect to their every day lives.
Many of you have told me about how your faith has been strengthened by the resources provided here. Others appreciate the ways your faith has been stretched and challenged by some of the issues discussed. Your comments and questions have stretched and challenged my faith at times too. I love it!
The blog has also provided an avenue for a growing network of writers and creative thinkers around the globe to contribute their ideas in a venue that gives them more exposure than they would otherwise receive. Our spiritual growth is grounded in community, not a community of like minded people, but a community of rich diversity. Increasingly, I want to provide an outlet for these diverse and enriching voices.
The question is: Where do we go from here? In the last couple of months at Mustard Seed Associates, of which this blog is a part, we have had numerous discussions about what this blog could and should become. First we want to upgrade it to get rid of those annoying ads that a free blog template attracts. We want to add a section for daily prayers, another for online retreat curricula and more publications that flow out of the blog series. And we want to make access to the existing resources a lot easier.
To move forward however we need your help. At Mustard Seed Associates we believe that every venture is a collaborative opportunity.
- First we need your input. What kinds of resources would you like to see added to Godspace?
- In what ways would you like to participate in the development of resources?
- Would you like to write prayers, liturgies or blog posts?
- Would you like to help with the new web development?
- Would you consider financially supporting the expansion of this website and the valuable content it provides?
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I hope that you will prayerfully consider these questions and help us grow the mustard seed that is Godspace.
I look forward to seeing what develops with your new website. I enjoy writing prayers and liturgies, so would certainly consider having you look at what I write for possibilities. Also, I just ordered Return to Our Senses on kindle, and may offer it in a small group in my church. May God continue to richly bless your ministry!
Thanks Mark for the feedback – I have enjoyed reading some of your liturgies and certainly would like to consider them as we move forward. One the chapters in Return to Our Senses in on water and your recent worship meditation reminded me of that.