There are only a few days left of the liturgical year and I have decided its time to reflect back on what God has said to me over the year. I have gathered all the stones that I used in my contemplative gardens this year, all my quotes and words of inspiration and encouragement and put them together for the day into a single garden.
I have savoured each of the rocks, holding them in my hand and reminding myself of how God used them as spiritual markers for me over the year. I am finding more and more that writing on rocks is an inspirational practice that provides tangible memories far more durable than paper.
It has been a profound experience, a wonderful reminder in this week of thanksgiving and gratitude of the guidance and direction of God and of the amazing grace of God that I have experienced in the process.
I encourage you too not to wait until the end of the calendar year to do some reflecting. Take time during this week of thanksgiving and gratitude to look back on what God has done in your life this year. Savour the memories you have of when and how God has spoken to you. Hopefully you have some tangible objects, like my rocks, to assist you. If not write down a list of memories from the year and what God has spoken to you.