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Lost Dreams and New Storylines: An Exercise in Hope
Marshall Jenkins

Saturday, 11:00am | Portal

We grieve not only lost loved ones from the past but lost dreams for the future. These visions of hope arise from story lines that give our lives coherence. Healing comes as we first honor dreams with anger and tears, then as we sense a new narrative. In small groups, participants will share dreams for beloved community lost this year, then signs they discern of an emerging story. How have we heard these stories before in scripture, song, and experience? We will share in the larger group words and images of hope that tie together each group’s shared exploration.

J. Marshall Jenkins

J. Marshall Jenkins, Ph.D., is a writer, counseling psychologist, and spiritual director. Through his writing and listening ministries, Marshall strives to validate the faith and empower the discipleship of people facing emotional pain. The Beatitudes point to rich insights for that mission, and he shares them in his Beatitudes Blog at and in his recently published book, Blessed at the Broken Places: Reclaiming Faith & Purpose with the Beatitudes (Skylight Paths, 2016). He received certificates in spiritual formation at Columbia Theological Seminary and in spiritual guidance at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Since 1987, he has served as Director of Counseling at Berry College and conducted an evening private practice in psychotherapy and spiritual direction. He lives in Rome, Georgia with his lovely wife, Wanda Cantrell.

Session ID [33]
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