Things from my other life

Things from my other life

I once heard someone say "I was a publisher in another life..." meaning of course that their previous career had been in publishing and their current one felt very different.

It got me thinking about how sometimes it can feel as though we live lots of different lives all at once and I came up with the idea of creating a prayer station where people could bring in something (or a photo of something) from one of their 'other lives' - a local artist brought in a well-used brush and a hospital doctor brought in a picture of the hospital where she works. We even had someone asking for divine inspiration for the team they support (a football scarf)! 

I gathered them all together in a display at the side of church as a visual reminder of bringing our whole selves to God - and that God is with us wherever we are. I made a card to be part of the display which had a prayer asking God to bless us in every part of our lives and for Him to use all our talents, our professional skills and our everyday conversations to His glory.