In The Quiet

So here's the deal...I'm working on trying to find connection and understanding - away from the whirlwind of our every day lives. I think we're ALL desperate for community more than we even realize, in a world where we're more connected than ever, it feels as though we're farther apart at times than we ever could be. Lets fix this:

I'm tired of waking up, wanting to have relationship with people, to build friendships and to connect in meaningful and lasting ways, and all I get back are gifs, memes, and emojis. This spans across all age groups y'all, I'm not just talking to my fellow 20 something's here, this is for everyone. So What Am I Doing Then? Sharing. Being open. Being real about whats happening, the stuff we don't talk about in detail on happy coffee dates anymore but should. On this blog we'll talk about #faith, #death, #mentalillness, #addiction. We'll talk about things that aren't pretty at face value, that get brushed under the rug. I want to bring those conversations to you. To sit down with you guys "In the Quiet", away from it all, and let you also share your stories with me. I'm not going to pretend that this isn't going to be uncomfortable and hard. Honestly probably for the both of us. But something needs to change:

"We weren't created to be independent, autonomous, or self-sufficient. We were made to live in a humble, worshipful, and loving dependency upon God and in a loving and humble interdependency with others. Our lives were designed to be community projects. Yet, the foolishness of sin tells us that we have all that we need within ourselves. So we settle for relationships that never go beneath the casual. We defend ourselves when the people around us point out a weakness or a wrong. We hold our struggles within, not taking advantage of the resources God has given us." (p. 147)Paul Tripp, Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy

- Kat