I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker and the Five Minute Friday crew. If you’re new to this community, the assignment is simple. Write, for five minutes. No editing, no fluffing, no second-guessing. Then we link up, share our stories, and leave each other comments. It’s one of my favorite communities, and we’d love for you to join us!
I see you, friend. On the other side of the screen. Searching through Facebook, Twitter, blogs – trying to find a community that gets you. A place where you can kick your feet up and feel at home. The kind of community that not only welcomes you in with open arms, but has specifically saved you a seat, in anticipation of your arrival. You’re looking for a place where your piles of dirty laundry, the overflow of dishes in the sink, the never ending picking up of the same toys again…and again…it’s all invited to come in. Just as you are.
This little space? I hope you feel like you can always come over and hang out. In yoga pants, fuzzy socks, hair undone, no make-up – however you feel comfortable. Those chairs & that bench on the home page of my site? The new tagline? It’s for you, sister. I’ve saved you a seat – I want you to come in. I’ve been praying over our time together and want you to know that you are wanted. You are wonderful. And while you might see words that God inspires to be strung together in ways that touch hearts, this space is authentic.
The “me” you find here is the same one you would find on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the local coffee shop, and late nights with my family. I have seen how damaging online community can be when the people you encounter online are not the same in real life. When the edited reality of it all makes us expect too much, and then doubt who we are.
I see you, friend. I have the coffee ready and I’m so excited that you’ve come to spend time with me. I’ve saved you a seat.