We are excited to introduce a collaborative opportunity with our friends at All Good Things Collective. The origins of this effort came about from brainstorming with our neighbor and friend, Helen Brooks. She was helping us come up with ideas to honor our donors with a gift. Helen said “What if we created a devotional? MercyMed patients, donors, board members, and staff can write it. It can be a book about hurting and healing, and how God draws you near to Himself through the process. It can be the book you take with you when you go visit someone in the hospital.”
What a joy it would be for us to create a book for caretakers and friends to read to understand what the suffering need, and for the suffering to read and be comforted!
We believe in the importance of community. The tribe of faithful supporters we have has been so generous over the years. We are calling on that community now to join this effort. We want to strengthen our community (patients, donors, volunteers, staff, board, etc) by working together on this project.
We invite you to join us by submitting a devotional, poem, or prayer that answers a response to the question: “What has God revealed to you about Himself through trial and through suffering?” If you want to participate, here are some guidelines for you to remember:
- We are accepting submissions through February 15.
- Word limit is 500 words.
- Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org the form of a PDF
We look forward to reading about how the Lord will speak to each one of you through this process.