Monday, October 25, 2010
A New Community
You know, God is good and His timing is always, well, perfect, but sometimes, just so...sweet as well.
Last night, I laid down the part-time job that I wrote about on Friday. I made the decision to at least take the next semester off of supervising student teachers, but in my spirit, I think I know already that I am going to quit completely. There was peace and then a simple breath.
And then, no sooner had I surrendered, but a new idea fresh in my mind began to grow. And here it is:
I would like to host you in my house.
Of course, since we live all over the world, my house is my blog. But what I mean is that I would like to create a safe place for people to come and share their struggles, their moments of battle, their surrenders, their renewals, their defeats, and their successes. I want to host us so that we may encourage each other each week. To lift up, to not judge, to welcome, to speak truth. I would like it to be a place with new life is born, chains broken, and sisterhood celebrated.
If my vision seems a bit unclear, I am sorry. I think God is creating it as I go. In practical terms, this is what I see:
1. A link-up every week (I have to figure out that McLinky thing) on TUESDAYS (starting next week, November 2nd), hosted at Finding Heaven (which is where you are right now).
2. You link up whatever post you have most recently written where you have shared what is on your heart (make sure you use your permalink, not just your blog address).
3. Everyone who links up will visit each others' blog posts (or as many as you can) to offer encouragement, empathy, a sweet word from the Word. Perhaps you will be lead to share a similar experience?
I realize that there is a certain amount of risk here...to be vulnerable to some extent. It's not about airing dirty laundry or sharing things that you feel will uncover you. It's about journeying together and showing each other support and love. If you feel that you might like to be a part of this, will you drop me a comment? I will try to send out an email or drop you a comment on your blog on Sunday or Monday to remind you of the link-up.
I hope to see you soon!