No, I'm not getting married and inviting you to my wedding (my daughter points out that I've already done this. One man is clearly all I can handle.)
And no, I am definitely not pregnant.
But, I am announcing a new series here at Finding Heaven and I am inviting you to be a part of it.
The idea came to me in the shower (of course) while I was lamenting all the things I'm not, all the things I didn't get done today, all the words that I said and shouldn't have. You see, in the process of all this whining, a single word flashed up on that shower wall inside my head:
And then I thought, I really need to break this tape.
It's a tape (seems like I should say playlist on my iPod, but that just doesn't seem to have the same effect) that I seem to slip in anytime I start to feel less than. One little disappointment and I wind up buried under heaps of never-measure-ups. But I don't want to apply grossly broad adjectives to one tiny section of my life, especially when there are things like grace and forgiveness that are clearly within my reach.
I want to break the tape and find a new song.
What about you? Is there a word that flashes in your mind that you know is a not an adequate descriptor of you or your life and yet you imbibe it like there is nothing else left to drink?
I'm sure many of us have the same words and we could all use drinks from the Living Water to refresh our souls, flood our hearts, and keep those barren, desolate places at bay.
So here lies the invitation: Will you play your new song for us, the one which you have recorded on top of that ugly word that tries to sear and pierce your heart so that we might know a new song, too?
In plain English: Will you tell us the word or the lie that you so often have repeated to yourself and then tell us how God has replaced that word with new words, full of truth?
I will be running these stories beginning the first Wednesday of May and then each Wednesday after that until all our stories have been told. The series name? Break the Tape
Wanna declare your truth? Lead our choir in a new song? Drop me a line in the comments or send me an email. Can't wait to chat.
(Also, silent auction still going on here! Will you check it out?)