In light of the political climate that has polarized most of our Facebook walls and even our families for the past year, many of us are weary. Many are earnestly seeking a new way to operate instead of resorting to the negative news and hateful arguments that we are bombarded with daily. Some of us have allowed the world around us to divide us in ways that have damaged our own hearts and the hearts of others. We’re so conditioned to see things as “good/bad”, “pretty/ugly” or “smart/stupid” that we’ve lost the ability to even discuss ideas or viewpoints with respect.
We are joining with others who believe that it’s time for some new language, possibly a whole new way to talk to each other…. to listen to each other…. to hear to understand, not just to reply. A way to treat everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve because they are made in God’s image. We’re reading books, attending workshops, hearing from leaders and focusing on ways to be stronger internally for the days ahead as our world and country is being shaken.
In light of that, we’re creating some "tiny winter weekends" at our new Treehouse. Since 2013, when we started the Treehouse, we’ve had a motto (that we “borrowed” from a Ryman Auditorium poster) saying “All Are Welcome”. It’s not just a saying, but it’s the core of our heart ♥️ for what we hope to offer to women like you who may not feel that way in your communities, families and more.
We want to invite you to take a break. Sit with us at the table and around the fire where you are welcome to share your questions, your fears, your struggles in a space without judgement. We'd love for you to join us as we come together to find better ways to offer hope and empathy in a hurting world.