Several years ago I attended CREDO. CREDO was an opportunity to engage in incredibly deep introspection about my life from a physical, financial, spiritual and vocational stance. It’s one of the reasons I joined a gym, got my financial house in order and enrolled in a PhD program.
Part of what I took away from the experience was a BHAG (that’s “big hairy audacious goal” for those that haven’t read any Jim Collins… although you should!) The BHAG I had involved building community here in Roselle.
I love this town. I love its diversity, its spark… I don’t love its politics. The in-fighting is rarely about issues, and is almost always about who-sat-with-whom at the lunch table. As a result, even when good things are accomplished, the political backlash is hurtful.
Roselle needs something good to grow here – and thanks to a grant that we’ve received from the Presbytery, something good WILL grow here! The summer of 2014, we’re going to have a community garden! I’m still hoping a few other grants will come through to make our work a bit easier, but with the Presbytery grant we can at least get started. I’m thrilled.
This is the first step in that BHAG (see above!). There’s much more to come. So much more. Watch this space!