Welcome, EXPLORE Participant!
Healing is a journey. And EXPLORE will show you the way and the supplies you’ll need to take with you. It’s all tucked inside your journal. As for the personal baggage, whatever you bring is welcome. Invite a friend, or travel solo. Truly. Maybe you’ll find you can leave some of the heavier stuff on the trail as you go.
There is a video for each chapter for you to watch alone or in a group. You will be inspired to pick up a brush or pen or camera or crayon—and show or say something you’ve kept inside. God wastes nothing—he’s ready to redeem your pain so that you can live fully and help others do the same.
Our hope for you is that as you engage with EXPLORE, and the art it contains, you will discover the life-giving satisfaction that the hard work of healing brings. Come on, let’s go!
You’re in safe hands.
“We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler; the net is torn, and we have slipped away. Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” – Psalm 124:7-8
“She says we are all part of a secret club. Someday, she said, we will take over the earth. It will be people like us that save the world, she said: those who have walked the side of sorrow and seen the dawn … This is something I know: no matter how far you have run, no matter how long you have been lost, it is never too late to be found.” – Rene Denfeld, The Child Finder
These videos are included with your journal and feature Nancy Galassini-Gunn painting a prompt from each chapter plus additional content to strengthen your journey.
Below the videos is a suggested music list for each chapter as well.
Welcome to Explore: Introduction
Square Breathing: Relax and Breathe
Chapter One: You’re an Original
Chapter Two: A Heart’s Power to Heal
Chapter Three: Family, It’s Complicated
Chapter Four: From Darkness to Light
Chapter Five: Shame Is a Liar
Chapter Six: From Heartache to Hope