“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” – Isaiah 43:18-19.
It’s hard not to notice all the new things that are happening around the Riddle House these days. As the community starts to form, boxes are unpacked, things and people find their place in this new shared life, and we begin to engage in practices that we believe will transform and shape us anew.
Here are just a few of the practices and new things we’ve engaged in during our first weeks together:
Morning Prayer: Each weekday morning at 8:30 we gather around our kitchen table and seek to start our days with shared focus.
Shared Meals: Food and the table are central to our practice and shared life together. This week we hosted our first of many potlucks.
Newest Members: While we’re all feeling a bit new to community, these 6 chicks are officially our newest members. They’re just a few weeks old and moved into the “Lays Inn” at Riddle House yesterday.
Compline: We’ve been saying compline at the end of our formation nights and dinners. The sense of quiet and calm that comes over the house and all of us is palpable, bringing a much needed closure to the work and noise of the day.