“Resilience is the capacity of a system, enterprise, or person to maintain its core purpose and integrity in the face of dramatically changed circumstances.” -
WITHIN MINISTRIES vision is to
the Spirit within
to create a culture that ignites women's passion to
use their voices
share their gifts
for the transformation of society. Since this newsletter was drafted, civil unrest has spread across the country and now the world. The cruel and heartless taking of life in my hometown of Minneapolis seen on video continues to send shock waves, with people crying out for necessary change. Witnessing the use of collective voices is an indescribably powerful experience.
This in the midst of the pandemic feels like the "perfect storm." We have all been touched in some way, with the spectrum of impact running from minor inconvenience to death. Most in my circle are grieving something: loss of a workplace or job, death of a loved one, financial insecurity, isolation loneliness, plans dissipating. Empathetic folks like me can feel overwhelmed by the broad and pervasive impact, making it a challenge to be present and supportive to others.
It is during these times that we need perspective, the kind that comes through hindsight. It is a time to be present to one another, to listen, and to share the parts of our stories that offer hope. We offer two reflections this month with the hope they can be beneficial to others.
We encourage you to find ways to keep sharing and listening and finding
hope. We invite you to share your glimpses of God in the midst of these storms. We implore you to take good care of your whole self. We join you in