Emmaus Labyrinth #62: New Hope United Church of Christ, Glen Rock, PA

This is one of a series of posts about a trip I took to walk labyrinths in July 2022. See this post to see why I refer to these labyrinths as my “Emmaus labyrinths.” Note: the numbering refers not to how many labyrinths I walked on this trip, but to the total number I’ve blogged about so far.

This is a 5-circuit medieval labyrinth, with inlaid stone walls, and a crushed stone path. It’s located in the cemetery behind New Hope UCC.

At the first labyrinth this morning, I’d received inspiration to use my old Biblia Luna website as a tool for praising God and sharing the message of Darkwater. As I drove to this one, my mind was swirling with ideas of how that might be possible. I wanted some direction, some clarity, in this. So my question for this labyrinth was: “How can Biblia Luna address the goals of Darkwater?”

As I walked, I thought of the possibility of a set of weekly items published through Biblia Luna. Perhaps one of them would be “Crazy Lectionary,” the weekly series I used to write on Biblia Luna that connected the weekly lectionary readings with mental health issues. This could be a way of equipping clergy and others to validate and share the good news with people with mental illnesses. That would address one of my goals.

Perhaps another weekly item would be a Bible verse that could be inspirational. That could be something that could directly try to validate people of faith who have mental illness, also one of my goals.

Perhaps another would be an update on upcoming events and other things. I had thought before that I’d have an email mailing list available for people who attend Darkwater talks or events. Perhaps this could become that. This might even require a re-think of how I use Scholtes-Blog.

I got very excited by all this. My first talk is scheduled for just about a month from now. Now is definitely the time to start dreaming about all this. It might really come together. Maybe this is what I’m called to do right now. The book was just the beginning!

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