Where Thin Places Are is a record, a remembering, and a returning to God. It is a place for practicing the presence of God, reflecting on Scripture, and for conducting experiments with truth. Thin places were talked about by the ancient Celts as places where the veil between heaven and earth becomes, well, thin. Places where the boundaries that separate heaven and earth become blurred and indistinct. Sometimes we lift the veil, and sometimes it is lifted.
I’m a Mennonite from central California who’s sojourned in New Jersey and is now living in Atlanta, Georgia. I taught Bible for five years at a Christian liberal arts university, and Latin for two years at a classical Christian elementary and middle school.
But that’s not who I am. I am Audrey, a person trying to live a contemplative life in the midst of the ordinary, the routine, and the day-to-day stuff of life. And it’s there that I most often encounter the sacred and the holy: in the blooming of the flower, and the falling of a leaf, in the sunshine and the thunderstorm, in the kind word from a stranger and the stinging remark from a friend. God is there. The veil just has to be lifted so that we can be aware of God’s presence.
What you will find here may not always be positive and cheery, but it will always be honest and sincere. In the spiritual life, there is light and dark. Will you join me on the journey?