Nana Holds-from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power...

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power…

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It’s great to be with you for another Coffee Hour and more of Nana Holds. What a great love we have in Him that we may lavish it on others! Grab your coffee and come on in.

Wow, I can’t believe the place I am in emotionally and spiritually at this moment, and even where we are at in this series, but I just experienced something last Thursday that is still overwhelming me and I just need to take a bit of a detour from where we left off and share this powerful experience with you. It happened at our last How We Love group meeting and it actually has everything to do with what we’ve been talking about in this series.

This past Thursday marked the end of what I refer to as our trench class on relationships. I am still marveling about how strong we all finished. This strength was proven through vulnerability and I witnessed that virtue in everyone who attended, some more than others, but vulnerability so powerful you could almost touch it. We had a special exercise planned, which Milan and Kay Yerkovitch, the authors of the book How We Love, call a comfort circle.

In case you’re wondering what in the world that is, that’s where two people sit across from each other and a therapist guides them through an active listening exercise, and hopefully up to resolution or at least some source of comfort. We had actually witnessed one via DVD the week prior and so we were somewhat familiar with it from a distance.

Steve Atkinson, one of CPM’s board members as well as a licensed Christian Therapist (MA) was with us and he had just met Milan and Kay Yerkovitch the weekend prior. I was so excited to have him share with the group the things he learned and brought back home with him.

Oh, how I wish I could have bottled the anticipation laced with camaraderie that was practically spilling out of each of us. Incidentally, I love the definition of that word, camaraderie: “Mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.” To say that it was sweet fellowship every Thursday evening is an understatement. We were all in the trench together, digging, peeling, laughing and crying.

After Steve finished sharing, ever so honestly and transparently I might add, he asked for the couple that had agreed to participate in the exercise. As they came forward, Steve had us all scoot in sort of in a half circle around them. So there we all were, sitting and waiting while they figured out who would go first. I absolutely love what they did to choose who it would be. They did paper, rock, scissors! You know which one I’m talking about? I leaned back in my chair, a smile in my heart knowing that all of us would be transformed through this comfort circle, not just them.

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Nana Holds!

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One Response to “Nana Holds-from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    What a blessing for so many this turned out to be. God always has a plan with a path even when we walking with our eyes closed. Ha