Following You

no man an island marvia davidsonI’ve taken on another ecourse. Seriously, I may need an intervention, but I digress. I love learning. I love growing. I love deepening my thoughts and ideas about various curiosities. However, I can’t do that in a bubble. There is precious value found in living in community. It heightens, sharpens, and enhances much of what we do as individuals.

Living purposely in community is life affirming. Sure there are bumps, bruises, and soul contusions, but if we are honest about wanting to fully be all we’re made to be, then I think it (authenticity) really blossoms in community.

This phrase is tired out but still relevantly true:: No man is an island. Fellowship and communion with our fellow humanity is critical to our development just as much as it is to those we are connected to. It seems the more we lean in to community, the more we are able to do what’s beating in our hearts to do.

In WordPress’ Blogging 101 University, we’re tasked with connecting with new bloggers. To be honest, I didn’t want to do. I kind of liked my little quiet corner of the internets. But, as WordPress would have, they called me out before I could even give excuse. Blogging is a communal activity. Keeping a diary is not communal. So, there’s that.

Well, hello friends, neighbors, and family. I want to get to know you better and in the context of community. Since I’m all about baby steps before I fall off the canyon of “OMG-you-want-me-to-do-what, I thought I’d share some inspiration I have found today. They are words that resonate with me from people walking out authenticity, belief, and living loud, being real, and leaning into life, and writing about the hard things. I hope you enjoy them too.

Living Life … Outloud
Blessed and Broken
Midwife of Words
Pink Briefcase
Profligate Truth

Who are you reading, following, and connecting with?  I’d love to hear your stories and tales of stepping out of isolation and into community.

3 thoughts on “Following You

  1. Well, I follow YOU!

    Also…for writing and publishing, the Books and Such literary agency.

    For a Christian perspective, Accidental Devotional, Beth Vogt’s “In Others’ Words'”, Lisa van Engen’s “About Proximity”, Joe Pote’s “Redemmed”, and the inimitable “Drawing From Experience”, and “Tin Roof Sky”, which arrives in my inbox as “tinroofsky”, clearly a Russian version of tin roof sundae ice cream.

    For relationships, “Messy Marriage”.

    And then there’s “Coffee Cups and Camilsoles” (weird for a guy, yeah), “Tales from the Redhead”, “The MBT Ponderers”, Michael Hystt’s blog, and…well, that’s about it. I know I’ve forgotten a few.

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