October has begun! Please scroll to the bottom for a list of links to all my 31 Days posts.
When I read that the Nester and several other talented bloggers were doing themed thirty-one days series again this October, initially I was just excited that I’d get to read lots of great posts and dig deeper into some of the topics they’re pursuing.
Then these women opened the door, and invited anyone who wanted to join in to talk about their thirty-one fold idea, and create a blog badge ready to link up at the beginning of October.
And, oh yeah, then post every day in October.
I knew at once what God has been placing before me, at every turn, for several weeks. What is changing me, changing my relationships, transforming my thinking, dropping moments of crystal clarity into the midst of my foggy soul-vision. I felt I should commit to sharing this gift, unwrapping a bit more of it in each day in October.
And, as always happens in the marriage of words and images for me, I’ll keep discovering more as we go, all together.
I am nervous about so much shooting and writing, so much posting. I’m worried about sounding glib, about treading without care on others’ hurting. I fear clumsy words and clumsier theology. I want to come humbly to this, no expert, only one on the edge of living into this.
But everywhere, everywhere this is before me. So each day in October, I’m going to set the table here. And all the place cards say
I am beloved.
You are beloved.
We are loved by the one who made us, before our first breath and beyond our last. It is a state of being, a love in which we dwell like our skin.
This love is unearned by good behavior, un-lost by mistakes and mis-steps. Present whether felt or acknowledged. The struggle of life does not negate it.
And everywhere too, from the mirror to the carline, across the globe and across the dinner table, we are surrounded by the faces of the beloved.
Will you join me, for 31 Days of Belovedness? Starting here on October 1st, A Daily Portion.