Look Mom, I’m Blogging!

Here we go. I’m still not sure how this happened: someone who is not a fan of blogs, probably have read six or seven in my life is now blogging- even the sound of it- “Blog, blog, blog” sounds like “Blah, blah, blah” which is, I think what many blogs are- a random stream of consciousness that might matter to someone’s mom, but probably no one else.

So, why am I doing this? Well, first of all, my mom will probably read it and I want her to know what I’m thinking and that I love her. (Hi Mom). But more importantly I’m becoming convinced that this could matter- this way of communicating, of connecting, of sharing life, of speaking into the everyday realities and not feeling alone. I am what is called a “late adopter” but once I show up, I’m all in.

We really do need each other, no matter how we find others (even blogs), we need them in our lives. We need to process thoughts, we need to speak convictions, we need to share struggles, we need to giggle and pout in the safe places. It all starts at home, that first communal experience, but we move into groups with whom we choose to share life, or at least parts of life. Isolation is a killer- literally and we need to find the people with whom we belong and stick to em. I guess that’s why God gave us to each other- husbands and wives, parents and children, brothers and sisters, friends, co-workers, and, probably the most surprising, church- yep a place you choose to belong and soon find you can’t live without.

So, if your church is the “blogosphere” or the faith community down the street, I hope you can laugh, cry, share, learn, grow and giggle and that you feel that you truly belong to others and they belong to you.

How’d I do Mom?





 
     
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