In Chapter 9 of Lisa Colón Delay’s book, “The Wild Land Within,” she offers this bit of important wisdom: ”The practice of checking in with ourselves–regularly noticing how we feel–actually rewires our brains. This practice helps us reach a more thorough and regularly attuned form of consciousness and sensing. And a more neurologically integrated brain is more resilient.”
As we enter our season of sabbatical with our senior pastor, we’re invited to take seriously the question, “How can we become— not just restored— but more resilient as Christians who value sabbath rest?” Early Christianity has taught us that the answer involves intently observing the wild land within our hearts and minds and taking what we observe to Jesus to be molded and healed. We’ll spend this sermon series exploring the landscape of our internal world and building the skills necessary for “checking in” with ourselves.