Monthly Archives: May 2014

Inviting, welcoming, connecting

Here we are with another blast from the past. I felt really excited to read this one, because I had forgotten all about Kirk taking this step with his church community! And as we reflect on what this blog is really about, it struck me as powerful that Kirk considered how to make sure that the initial welcome was only the beginning for new and existing members of his church. There are layers of community, and there are tools to move from one layer, deeper down to the next… Enjoy reflecting on that as you read: An Open Letter to One of my Communities! 

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Gardening Revisited…

seedlings appearing amongst more established plants

“Did I plant that?”

Back in the first month of existence for Come In From The Cold, Linda juxtaposed gardening with community building, specifically in her village of Ratho and her very own garden.  Journey back with us by reading 7 Thoughts on Gardening and LifeThe pictures beam vibrantly and the parallels weave in and out of the post beautifully.  This process of looking back is proving to be quite beneficial to us as we regain traction on where we were upon the inception of this space and where we are headed…we hope you don’t mind it too much 🙂

Remember to take care of each other and tend to your gardens!

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Remember Svetla?

Dear friends, we are benefitting from this fallow period at Come In From The Cold, but we want to continue to honour your support by sharing a past post with you today. I just reread Kirk’s post from February last year, Building Community One Latte At A Time and remembered how much I enjoyed hearing about Svetla! She uses her business to promote community (as well as providing coffee), and the customers she welcomed find delightful ways to thank her and nurture her business. Enjoy!

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More Throwback Love

Greetings everyone!  As Linda alluded to last week, we are taking a step back, pondering our direction, refueling our fires and will be posting fresh again in June. In the meantime, we invite you all to do as we are, and peruse past posts.  The post I’m linking today, written by Linda in our first year of existence as a blog, draws us into her roller coaster at the time of adoption and pregnancy.  Her vulnerability emerges as the piece unfolds and we are given a glimpse into her and her partner’s deepest fears and joys…along with brilliant news!

Have a look and enjoy:  Still Welcome

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