What a strange world this is that people would like to read about what piece of furniture I painted this week or how I organized the junkiest part of the house. I still can't quite wrap my mind around it. But, what I do understand about life is that community is important and one part about reading other blogs that I love is relating to others who share the same interests and ideas as me. A blog that seems real and personal is the most interesting and what I am truly drawn to. I like diy, so I relate to others who do. I love youth ministry so I relate to others who do. I like shopping and a good outfit, so I relate to others who do. I'm a mom so I love hearing and reading about other moms experiences and ideas. Community is essential to all of us.
And I think that is something I have really learned over this past year. Community is essential to life - especially when it comes to our spiritual lives. We have not been created to be alone or to even do life alone.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
I think that's my favorite thing about blogging. Connecting and relating to others. It may be on a deep spiritual level or a fun and creative way but its all important. And my hope is this blog can be a good balance of all of those things, because that's who I am. My house isn't perfect or perfectly decorated, neither am I. Our house is often messy and so is life. Life can be a constant mix of ups and downs. If you asked me what the most important thing about life is - hands down knowing Jesus would be my answer. The beautiful thing that is through that, knowing Christ, you are able to experience those ups and downs, look at those imperfections and handle the messiness in a whole new way. You can have satisfaction in life no matter the circumstances because you realize what true purpose is. Loving God and loving others (community).