Renovare is an international church renewal mission. I’m a card-carrying member since I signed the covenant years ago: “In utter dependence upon Jesus Christ as my everliving Savior, Teacher, Lord, and Friend, I will seek continual renewal through spiritual exercises, spiritual gifts and acts of service.”
Renovare works best in Spiritual Formation Groups of less than seven people. My goal for 2010 was to find or start such a group. I tried, probably too hard, didn’t rely totally on Jesus, and failed. But it was a fantastic year of spiritual growth spurred on by wonderful books and dear friends old and new.
And ten stand-out companions on the journey this year (three for which—Wendy Bilen, Patience Robbins and Barbara Steen—I have no photo).