As you may have seen from our posts and pictures, several of our core writing team traveled from across the country and met at Allume this past October. It was fun to spend time together as a team, and an amazing opportunity to meet with so many new friends and dreamers as well.
We decided to host a little “meet-up” so we could visit with some of these new friends in person. While the majority of us who gathered ended up being part of the original God-sized Dream team, it was a wonderful time to come together and share about where we have been and how we see God leading and moving in our lives and dreams going forward.
Prior to the meet-up, I was up in my hotel room with one of my roommates and fellow GSD writer, Delonna. We were gathering up everything we needed to bring downstairs. Before we walked out the door, Delonna asked me if I thought she should change her shirt.
Now Delonna is a die-hard Ohio Buckeyes fan. DIE-HARD. Whooo, watching a game with this woman was an experience, especially when the game went into overtime. Yikes! 😉
She had been wearing her Ohio State T-shirt all day and wondered if she should change it. I probably looked at her with my crazy eyes and asked her why she would do that?
She said she wanted to make sure that she was making the right impression at the meet-up.
I told her she looked beautiful and to keep the T-shirt on! 🙂
This got me to thinking the next morning in the shower (that IS where I do my best thinking…I really need a recorder in my shower so I can get all these thoughts and prayers down during that time!!)
We always want this space to be a place where you can come as you are. (<===Click to Tweet)
- If you are a sports fan and love wearing sweats more than skinny jeans – you are welcome.
- If you haven’t spoken your dream out loud and wonder if you even really belong here – you are welcome.
- Maybe your dream is being a good mother for your children, but you think that is not a “big enough” dream – you are welcome.
- If you are living out your God-sized dream but feel weary, or wonder if this is “it” – you are welcome.
You see none of us here are perfect and we don’t expect you to be either! I realize you probably know this already. However, I wanted to make absolutely sure you heard it again, just in case you had any doubts.
I am a person who doesn’t know a lick about football. I watch the Super Bowl just to cheer for the underdog. That is the only game you will find me watching all year. I love scarves and jewelry and all things girly…and Say Yes to the Dress.
Even though Delonna and I have different interests, tastes, and life experiences, God has brought us together and she is one of my dearest friends.
I laugh hard when we are together.
I look to her for her wisdom, prayers, and direction when I am facing a tough situation. God brought two unlikely friends together in such a unique way and I am so grateful.
Our friendship is a reminder to me that we can come as we are.
I don’t feel the need to put on a show for her and she doesn’t for me. We know we have faults, and we love each other anyway.
Friends, each of you is special to us in that same way. You don’t need the latest fashions to join us in this space, you don’t have to have your dream figured out. Heck you may not think you have a dream at all, but you just love the camaraderie and community that we have here.
We need each of you to make this space what it is – an encouraging place to love well, differences and all.
So consider this your welcome invitation. Our door here is always open and you can come as you are! (<====Click to Tweet)
Shared by: Kristin Smith