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The Practice of Lingering
One way to "travel with one eye on the world and the other eye on Jesus"
to remain or stay on in a place longer than is usual or expected, as if from reluctance to leave
to be slow to act
to continue to stay
the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time.
I always challenge Big Story Living travelers that one of the best ways to travel with one eye on the world and the other eye on Jesus is to embrace the practice of lingering.
What Can It Mean to Practice Lingering?
Incorporate these intentions into your next travel adventure if you want to open up opportunity for your adventure and faith to collide, offering a fuller travel experience than you ever expected. It’s not difficult. You just have to step onto any street with intentionality and space, both in your schedule and in your self.
Be captured and then…
Linger so long that it begins to feel uncomfortable.
Linger long enough to discover what's on the other side of the discomfort.
Embrace being present to the present and to the Presence.
Then savor what you find, forgetting for a moment where you were headed…believing that THIS is where you were meant to be.
*Volume up :) This video was made on an early morning stroll in March 2023 through the streets of Prague when I found myself lingering as this unexpected symphony of sound captured my attention when I rounded the corner in search of my morning latte.
Worth the linger, right?
Yet it could have been so easily missed and left unsavored.
The truth is that in order to practice lingering you first must embrace wandering in wonder, and both of these practices are contrary to how the world teaches us to travel.
On every Big Story Living Journey the table is set for travelers to enter into wide open space each day with a posture of expectancy. We slow the pace and practice wandering at the pace of Jesus, ready to receive the gifts that come our way which we could have never planned…never could have known that we needed.
Wandering?…We’ll start there next week. :)
November 2023 Curated Journey to Europe
Tweleve Days in Zagreb, Croatia…Ljubljana, Slovenia…Venice and Florence, Italy…London, UK
If you haven’t followed Big Story Living on Instagram, now might be a great time to do so. Soon we will be sharing our travels once again. You’ll get to see photos, videos, all we’re learning, how we linger, the total cost of our budget adventure and so much more.
The “Solo-ish” Journey
And if you’re itching to travel and just need a little boost in the right direction, consider joining us on…
The “Solo-ish” Journey
Seville, Spain and beyond
March 8-14+, 2024
REGISTRATION CLOSES September 15, 2023!
For all the details, read HERE.
Register and ask all your questions HERE
I’d LOVE for you to join us!
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