As the saying goes, "Do not get out of the canoe until you get it to the other side" seems to be plain common sense requiring no further explanation. Yet for those of you who dare to dream, you know how difficult this may be.
sjbes' website has been in the making ever since 2005. For those of you who remember sjbes' first attempt at a website www.projecthaven/sjbes, this was the beginning of getting into the canoe. From March 8th until today, June 6, 2017, we can honestly say, our site is now a working resource and we can step out of the canoe, but not to wander far away for it is still needing us to get back in for the finishing touches even though our format is complete. There are still links to the Holy Virtues, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, our history page and another page to the menu bar - "Treasures for the Journey" to still add.
sjbes' Mission - School, Support and Sanctuary, is still in-between the dream and manifesting stages...yet in all humility, we are letting go, and letting Divine Providence take over while we say, "Here we our God. The difficult burden is the continual experience of raised brows and head shaking that comes from friends and family, while we continually stay the course, even after all these years. Many still don't have the slightest idea to what sjbes' is all about, but how can we blame them, when we, ourselves shake our head saying, "What are we all about, Lord?"
Remaining loyal to the mission, we unconditionally put our trust and faith in our invisible God. He is the captain of our ship as sjbes' Mission continues to manifest, even at this present moment in writing this blog entry. It might be totally different than what first had been expected, but when reflecting back on the vision, it somehow matches up perfectly. All that seems to be required in this line of work, is Holy Patience, Holy Love, Holy Grace and Holy Focus, the rest is up to God.
Without our holy padre, Fr. Pat and his Theatine community, the Holy Eucharist, the loving support from all our faith based communities here on the Colorado Plateau and the Holy Love Ministries...nothing of sjbes' would be possible.
I hope you'll come here offen to visit and share with all sjbes' community of friends, advisors and volunteers, your heart, mind and soul. Please do not worry about why, just come and visit us and see what God has in store for you. With God all is a surprise or as the Catholic faith teaches a mystery.
May the blessing from the United Hearts of the Holy Trinity and the Immaculate Heart be with you and all your loved ones.
Holly M. Asher
sjbes' Director and Program Designer