So much of what we do in life depends on how much effort we put into it. I tell people all the time that DoxaSoma has been a sort of “Flintstone car” for me. If I’ve got my feet on the road, pumping my knees, pounding my feet, then it moves forward.
My vision for DoxaSoma has always been to develop a “practice” more than a “program.” I wanted to make sure that I was paying attention to how people might use this way of movement in their everyday life, how they might make the shift from physical goals into spiritual connection.
After having developed this practice for the last 14 years I can see now how it has edged into the world, slowly, with care and gentleness and I’m pleased. It’s rough, though, I admit, because I’m always thinking I could be doing more, writing more, posting more, advertising more. But it is a kind of arrogance to think that everything depends on my own actions. DoxaSoma is not quite a “Flintstone car” as much as it’s a thing of beauty I’ve crafted and then released into the world. In truth, I have no way of knowing just how it’s touched the lives of people far beyond myself. My best hope is that DoxaSoma and DoxaFit have in some way contributed to the goodness, beauty and truth evident in the lives of those who have encountered it.
I thank you all for your continued interest and prayer and support of the ongoing development of this practice. I will continue to craft these small vessel of beauty and wellness going forward, focusing on the needs of the Christian who is in search of wholeness and healing, worship and hope. I welcome your comments and suggestions on what you’d like to see next in terms of workshops or classes, daily devotions, online presence and interaction.
In closing, the apostle Paul says here every single thing that comes to mind so I will simply offer his words today:
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
I pray health, success and peace for all of us in the coming year!
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