This blog is the result of many failed attempts to actually start one. It took years for the vision of this blog to finally reach a tangible shape. It took experiences that needed to happen. It took relationships that needed to form. I needed to learn how to move out of isolation and embrace community. Mostly, it took letting go of control - just letting life happen as I live among others who are asking the same questions, longing for the same things, and seeing how beautiful that is. Three years ago, amidst the scribbles of my own ideas, I wrote that I envisioned a positive, yet transparent community. That vision remains the same.
This blog is so much more than a place to share my own spiritual journey with others. It's a place where I can invite others to come share with me. I want to invite others, through a curative process, to be a part of the conversation and contribute thoughts, reflections, revelations, and wonders. How is God moving in you? What is God doing? What's burdening you? We don't have to wonder in isolation. We shouldn't. We can sojourn together. And learn from each other along the way. So come share. Come declare praise. Come ask questions. Come find comfort.
We observe a broken world. We know all too well the imperfect weight of our own humanity. Yet we believe in the transforming power of Love. We have experienced the beauty of what Christ has done. We see the beauty of a life rooted in Him. And if we haven't yet, I believe that longing is rooted deep within each one of us. I find so much beauty in our broken humanity. It is what unites the world. We are all human. Yet we are all created in the image of God. And we all long for what we were created for.
I envision this blog being a beautiful dialogue around one overarching question:
What does it mean to be human, in light of the Kingdom of God?
So for now I will leave it there.
I am excited to see how this project takes shape as I continue to grow and reflect, as I have conversations, and as I continue to learn from people both in my local community and around the world.