Are you soon ready for our journey together? Just a few days now and the story begins, our Long Walk through the long story of grace, our strolling, rambling adventure with God on the trails He’s beaten back in search of His wandering children.
Our walk will take 10-15 minutes a day (depending on how fast you read). Join us as your time allows and don’t worry if you miss a few. And I would definitely say that it is best enjoyed with a cuppa and a friend to talk it over with at times.
We’ll begin our journey in the garden of Eden this week, meandering through the story of creation, remembering what it means to be a human being made in the image of God.
To deepen your journey, you’ll find a brief “Journey further” reflection after each daily walk; just a few questions for those who want to go deeper. Talk these over with friends, journal them or ignore them, it’s entirely up to you.
If you are planning to take ‘The Long Walk’ journey with friends ( through zoom, WhatsApp or over a cup of tea) you will find below some ‘Trail Talks’ fellowship bookmarks with simple discussion questions to help support your sharing times together.
Walking Companion ‘Trail Talks’
If you have thoughts to share, you are also welcome to join our ‘Walking Together’ Facebook group on the Long Walk Facebook page. The facebook sharing group is right here.
One of the lovely things about this journey is that we can be taking it alongside people from all over the world and sharing our adventure together. One of the challenges this brings though is navigating the time zones. So that our friends in Asia and the Australasian region can have the Long Walk in their hands bright and early each morning (to enjoy with their morning tea or coffee) it will mean that our walking companions in the Caribbean and the Americas will have it arrive in their inboxes the afternoon before each daily walk. So my friends in the Caribbean and the Americas you will have it in your hands early. Try not to peak though, you’ll spoil the surprise! Just know it is there waiting for you whenever you’re ready.
Now, I am thrilled to put into your hands some gifts I’ve created for you to encourage you on your journey. Just a few little things as we prepare to walk together. Keep an eye on your inbox or our Long Walk Post Box for these each Sunday.
Here are your gifts for the coming week…
Printable Long Walk Journey Cards: One for each day until next Sunday. These scriptures are all connected with the journey of the Long Walk and can be a way to carry the long story with you into your day, mulling it over as you go.
Long Walk Journey Cards Week One
Frame-able ‘Word For Your Wall’ Scripture posters: Significant Scriptures that frame the journey of the Long Walk each week.
Scripture Poster Printable John 1:1-3
Scripture Poster Printable 2 Timothy 1:9
A Tree of Life Lamp Stand Project: This simple little craft is a way for you to keep God’s word accessible in your life; within sight, within reach, right there, close. I’ve called this craft a ‘lamp stand’ because it’s a stand for the light of God’s word! It complements the Long Walk Scripture Journey cards perfectly.
Our family recipe for Shrove Tuesday Pancakes: My husband David has perfected this simple recipe over time so we’re sharing it with you now. These are English style pancakes similar to French crepes.
Also Waiting for you in the Long Walk Post Box …
The Easter Story Wreathe:
Waiting for you in the Long Walk Post Box you will find the story booklet and craft instructions for this Easter story wreathe. A great way to explore the Long story of grace together throughout this season.
So, are you soon ready to head out? Pack your thermos and your sunhat, brush off your walking shoes and I’ll see you right here on Shrove Tuesday morning.
And by the way, it’s not too late to invite friends to join us on the trail, so feel free to send this letter out and gather your walking companions together. Make a party of it. Everyone’s welcome!
Anyone can join right here… Count me in!
I’m so thrilled to be sharing this journey with you this Easter season as we explore the long story of grace together.
See you on the road soon!
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