What is it about fresh air and being outside that can just settle your soul? We needed a good lake day. It was recipe for good movement in our hearts. One of my best friends family has a ranch out in Athens, Texas so we went out for the day this week. The kids had the time of their life and it was all around a tiny slice of heaven.
Moments to just close your eyes, letting the wind and sunshine dance on your shoulders. On the drive home, little bits of sand still glided between my toes, I laid my head back and watched the sun hover over the horizon. We had good music playing and stopped at one of my favorite restaurants as a small girl. The moment I walked in memories flooded me, the familiar smell took me right back.
The simple things move me the most.
I have learned about a billion things over the past month but one that has been pushing on my heart a bit was the conviction of building a bridge. We all have voices on the Internet. We all have voices , big and small, in life. Some have deep hidden assumptions and preconceived ideas. Others don’t. Some are quick to ask for help or support and slow to offer it back. Some want to cheer each other on and others burn with jealousy. Some are quick to add their voice or opinion with the stance of being real yet not thinking twice about the hearts involved when sharing those opinions. Others are slow to speak and act in tenderness. Some ooze love. Others don’t.
As far as bridging the gap. We, as believers, start to separate into groups. We stand strong for something and then have no problem tearing another down on a different stance. Don’t we get enough of that from those that oppose us? Where is the unity as sisters in Christ?
I felt convicted honestly. And a nudge to talk about it.
I picked up my phone last week and started this conversation with a few ladies. It was time. I want to build a bridge. I don’t want to stand in the way as I see God moving in their lives and in their circles. I think it’s important. I think the building needs to begin.
How about the start of a conversation? Should we begin building a bridge….