Updated: Sep 24, 2020
Here at Greater Grounds, we do what we do, because we envision a world where freedom reigns: because where there is freedom, inspiration, revelation, innovation, transformation and productivity flourish...in other words heaven on earth!
Last year we hosted our first Come Away Weekend. A weekend devoted to empowering women to walk confidently and freely in their true identity and purpose in community. It was there that we met Erin Ament, now the founder of The Free and Found Culture. Here's a piece of her story from the weekend:
"Last September I went on a retreat where unbeknownst to me, God had a plan to wash me clean. By dinner the first night I was sobbing at the table telling my story. Afterwards we went to the little chapel and sang worship, my heart still heavy but lighter than before. As we were finishing, a now dear friend, asked if I would come to the back to the bowl of holy water she felt called to put in the basin earlier that day. My hands were washed in holy water, prayed over and I was made truly clean in that instant. Clean of shame. Clean of guilt. Clean of worthlessness. I have never been the same since that moment. I haven’t had a moment of shame or embarrassment since I took my hands from the water God set apart just for me. My scar is fully healed. It’s still there, but no longer oozing and scabbed. It was in that moment that I was set free from the bondage of shame." (Check out Erin's full blog and learn more about The Free & Found Culture HERE.)
FREEDOM! That's what it's all about and it's what we do! We encourage and empower individuals and organizations to live their true identity and purpose in community. When we do that, heaven invades earth, one person at a time! (Yes, we are crazy enough to believe this!)