A year ago this coming April, I was inspired to start blogging again or at least blogging more frequently. Some of you may remember why, others might not have a clue. Through a series of events starting with a Tweet from my pastor, I found out about (in)courage and their (in)RL Meetup that was being held in the gym of my church. The more I found out about the event, the more interested I was.
The Friday evening’s opening session at home sparked my interest in writing again, and I wrote this blog’s very first post, along with a commitment to re-discover my relationship with God and seek out community. I ended up having a great time at the Saturday afternoon (in)RL Meetup and made a few friends that day.
My writing has been a roller coaster, but I’m in a good place with it. I write not because I have to, but because I want to. I write for creativity, clarity and peace within myself, as well as communication with others. I enjoy writing and consider myself a writer now (EEK!).
My commitment to re-discovering my relationship with God is still ongoing. I still have moments of doubt, worry and feelings of being unworthy. I know it’s always going to be a work in progress. There will never be a time where I am completely content with where I am with God until the day I die. Until then I will continue to keep working on it and working through any barriers I come across. Without a doubt, I do feel that my love for others has grown tremendously on this journey that I am on. Loving others is a big part of what being a Christian means to me.
I am still seeking community. I have been in and out of a few groups looking for one that fits right. I have found community in other ways, but I am still seeking a Christian community of like-minded women in a similar stage of life that I am in. I have found a few individuals, but they are scattered across the US. I know God is still there, and he’s got a plan. I can’t rush Him. It will happen when the time is right. I still seek contentment in where I am in this area of my life.
(in)RL registration for 2013 opened a week ago, and in the past week I have considered where I am with the goals that I (unknowingly) set with the expectations that I had from the opening 2012 session. While I still have a long way to go, I feel that I am in a place where I am ready to take the next step.
What’s the step, you ask? It’s hosting a Meetup in my home for the 2013 session on April 27th. I have invited a few Christian friends, and also opening it up to anyone else wanting to come. If you’re not familiar with how (in)RL works, I suggest that you read a little more about it when you have a chance. The idea is to bring together other Christian women in your area for a few hours of girl time. Well, let me just copy what comes from the site:
Think of it as a girl’s weekend away that doesn’t require packing or plane tickets, where women can kick off any expectation of perfect, set aside their fears, their shyness, their worry that they’re not good enough, and find some of Jesus’ words of rest woven into every video shared here.
I couldn’t have said it better myself! Although the point is to find women in your area to gather, it is open to women from anywhere, and I’m extending the same with my home. I do have some space for out of town guests, but please contact me first!
So what do you think? Are you in? Would you be interested in joining me in my West Nashville home, finding a group closer to your home or perhaps hosting in your own home? I’d love to hear your thoughts, plans and ideas!
“For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”