Only 8 days left!
I am super excited about this opportunity to connect with women in my community…
IN. REAL. LIFE.
I mean, I get to connect with you all every time I post on this blog. Every time I post on Facebook, it’s my way of reaching out of the “busy”-ness and chaos and trying to connect. When you see a tweet or and instagram from me, it’s my little way of saying…I am trying, however feebly, I am trying to connect to you.
In real life, though, I really have to step out of my comfort zone. It’s easy to hide behind a keyboard or smartphone, but when we are face to face…oh my, that is scary. In real life, I have to focus. I have to maintain eye contact. I have to share the conversation time. I have to open up and share and let people in, risk. It’s times like that that I wish we all had to wear t-shirts. On them it would say each person’s individual rules of engagement. Then I would know how to play and follow the rules and there would be no errors and we would all have a marvelous time. But real life takes practice, and there are no quick fix t-shirts, and even if there were, would we wear them?
So the (in)RL meetup coming up at The Waters church on the 27th of April, at 9:30am, is a much more targeted attempt to connect. I want to see your face and watch you speak and hear your voice even if we are sitting at different tables…well, the hearing part would work at separate tables…the seeing part, not so much. I want to be in the same room with you and have a chance to rub shoulders with you and eat muffins and sip coffee and laugh and cry with you. I want to learn more about that Savior who gave His life for you and I. I always want to learn to love you the way He loves me, and set aside my selfishness and prejudice and pride and see you the way He sees you and connect to you and have community with you, even if it takes a few tries.
Well, if you are fence about coming next weekend, let me encourage you! I know that I won’t be the only one excited to see you and connect with you. Please consider joining us for the morning! I hope to see you there!
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