When I first considered joining The Nester for her annual 31 days, in which writers partake in a 31 day spree of posts for October on a variety of subjects, my reaction was “no.” Simply no. Because in truth, it scares me a bit to make that kind of commitment. I do tend to write everyday but all writers know about the crappy first draft. And sometimes the crappy second and third and finally the toss into the garbage bin.
Some of my thoughts are not worth sharing and others are still so very raw and in process that I’m scared what the reaction might be.
So, this is the last link up I thought I’d participate in. Not to mention, I am attending two blogging conferences this month and will have a lot of travels and jet lag and I pat myself happily on the back when I post 3 times a week at this point.
But sitting in church this morning, I felt these nagging thoughts, like the buzzing of some incessant unsatisfied fly, swarming through my mind.
I want to trust. To learn faith that depends on God, even if the task is daunting. Even if I don’t always have the words or eloquence or answers.
I want to be spread thin enough that God has to show up.
And if I call myself a writer, well, every good writer should write in a way that scares them a little. In a way that peels back the layers and reveals something true, something raw, even if it’s not all sorted yet.
So at the very last-minute, I am throwing myself into the ring and asking God to show up and use me to reveal His glory in the church. I pray you will join me on this journey and chime in along the way. I will be writing and posting every day in October. I hope you enjoy my series, 31 days to Why Church: Some thoughts on Church, culture, and community. This is Day 1.
Day 19, 20, 21, 22: Building Bridges and Baring Souls (a super long multi-post)
Day 24 and 25: On Introverts, Advent, and Intent
I will be adding a post everyday throughout the month of October. If you want to make sure you don’t miss one, you can easily subscribe here by RSS or email