Come, let’s talk this over, says the Lord; no matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can take it out and make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you white as wool! (Isaiah 1:18 NLT)
To share with, to talk with and to spend time together these are the acts that build community. To enjoy these experiences with others brings light into the darkness. For God to proclaim that He desires community with us moves me to tears. To be reminded that God actually lives within the believer perplexes me, yet comforts me, too.
The preacher said, sometimes he looks in the mirror and asks Jesus: “Are you really in there?” That made me smile, but it’s true. I wonder, “Are you really in me, Jesus? How can this be?” The mystery of communion.
To be connected through fiber optics and electricity and computer keyboards and bits and bytes of technology is its own mystery. And for this community, I am thankful. To share our hearts and lives with words, images and challenges. To cheer one another on in our faith and creative pursuits brings me great joy.
I leave you with some fresh happenings:
1. I “found” my word for the year!
Practice. I want to continue my practices of writing, making art, running and taking care of myself, and encouraging others in the process.
2. I wrote a “new beginnings” poem, as challenged by Lynn Morrissey and Elizabeth Stewart.
3. A blank canvas becomes a 366 day challenge to add one element each day. To see how the canvas changes each day, follow me on Instagram: kelrohlf . Also I will be documenting the process at my souldare website and blog.