From the Community Lay Director...
In the middle of May, I found myself completely stressed out from work, home life and if I’m honest, the responsibilities of being on the Emmaus Board with having just had walks. I was in need of a serious vacation. On May 15 th , my husband and I flew out of town and spent 12 days just the two of us. I had my phone, but didn’t turn it on except for four of those days. I could feel myself slowly unwind each day we were gone. But life had not really changed while we were gone. Now that it is the middle of June, I am feeling each layer of stress return just as if I had not been gone at all.
Perhaps your Emmaus Walk feels the same. While you were at Asbury, you could feel the burdens of life melt away as you spent time with Christ. But now that you are back in the real world, you feel each burden return as if you hadn’t even attended a walk.
What is the solution to keep the glow of being away with Christ? Perhaps getting away and spending time with your Emmaus friends again. If you aren’t in a reunion group, reach out to Mary Lou Stephens on the Emmaus board. She would love to help you find a group! Another way to stay in touch with your Emmaus friends…plan on attending the Emmaus picnic on Saturday, June 22 nd . Being reunited with your Emmaus buddies can help you feel that spark of joy all over again! And finally, the Emmaus teams will be forming shortly for the fall walks. Please say “yes” to serving Christ by participating in the upcoming Walks. Remember, Christ is truly counting on you!
May God bless you in your 4th days to come!
Community Lay Director