New Happenings on Godspace – Celebrate the Change

by Christine Sine


I have some exciting news to share with you. Godspace is growing and changing and it is time to make these changes official. I know I shared much of this last month but feel the change is so important that I thought you would not mind me sharing it again.

This blog began as a place for me to share personal reflections about my faith and the garden. I then started asking others to contribute to the Advent and Lenten series then to a summer series. The blog has taken off in a way that I never anticipated and continues to expand and grow in its reach, partly as a result of the rich and varied contributions from other writers. I have been prayerfully considering what this means for the future.

This is not just Christine Sine’s blog anymore!

First I want to make sure that the contributions of others are given full recognition. I am more and more uncomfortable with myself being identified as the “author” of Godspace when so many others contribute. I want Godspace to become known for the variety of authors and voices not as my voice alone.

Part of my life calling is to give voice to those who have no voice and I realize that Godspace provides an outlet for some writers who do not have time or expertise for keeping your own blog. Because this blog is commonly ranked in the top 200 Christian blogs it also expands the audience for many new authors.

Second, Godspace will, over the next few months, become the official blog for Mustard Seed Associates.

So what does this mean?

We have just established a new contributor’s page with over 30 writers from 7 countries who will contribute articles, poems and liturgies regularly to the blog. We expect that this will continue to grow as we give voice to new authors and contributors. Many of these contributors have written books that we also hope to highlight over the coming months.

I am excited about this change as it will give me more time to pray, reflect and craft the meditations and prayers that I write. Quality not quantity! I will continue to be the chief contributor and editor, with Monday Meditations and Friday prayers becoming my regular weekly contributions.

How would this effect the focus of Godspace?

Sustainable life, sustainable faith  is what comes to my mind when I think about what we try to communicate on Godspace. Through inspiration, contemplation and creativity, we seek to provide resources that encourage people to reimagine their lives and faith to be more effective in addressing the challenges of the rapidly changing world in which we live.

This focus will continue as a place to share the interaction between faith and everyday life, as well as a place to raise awareness of issues of sustainability and concern for justice for those at the margins.

At the moment I have developed a weekly rhythm which we will endeavour to maintain, though I hope you will bear with fluctuations in this that may be necessary as we experiment and develop this new structure:
Monday meditation,
Tuesday – Thursday reflections on life, sustainability and faith,
Friday – prayer for the week.
Saturday – Lets get creative.
Sunday – Time for Sabbath rest.

We will also continue to post seasonal and topical resource lists that will be greatly enriched by the additional contributors and their suggestions.

We want to enlist your help too as we work through these changes. Are their topics you would like to see addressed on the blog?

Celebrate the Change!

We hope that you will pray for us and celebrate with us as we make these changes. Check out the new contributors. Read their posts, share them with your friends, and above all give us your feedback as we move forward.

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April Yamasaki November 4, 2015 - 8:42 am

Dear Christine and all of the new contributors, I’m excited for all of you with this new direction, and Iook forward to more of Godspace. The weekly rhythm sounds like a wonderful start, and I’ll follow with interest as you continue to explore and experiment together. God’s grace and peace sustain you and lead you forward, April

Christine Sine November 4, 2015 - 10:07 am

Thanks April – I hope we can keep to it and that you will still occasionally participate too.

April Yamasaki November 4, 2015 - 8:56 pm

Thanks, Christine, I’d love to participate when I’m able 🙂

Christine Sine November 4, 2015 - 10:13 pm

That would be wonderful April

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