We’re coming into week three with our uncommon [rhythm]. Worship night was awesome. Wine & Word and Zombies was SO GOOD! And the next two weeks hold even more goodness…
But first, here’s a little inspirational thought for your day…
Ok, Cody here…
I gotta tell you guys about this week. I think God was sending a message to me through a variety of sources. A simple message about loving others. [You’d think I would’ve gotten that right by now, huh?]
You see, this past Sunday we had an event where we watched a movie about a Zombie dude who falls in love with a living girl. And how the simple act of love and acceptance from the “living” can bring the “dead” back to life. So, as I watched the movie 800 or so times to prep for the event, the message was loud and clear: love can bring people back to life.
But that wasn’t the only thing.
See earlier in the week, my friend Lauren Herrington posted this gem:
“When people love each other, we inevitably and subconsciously become a little bit ‘less’ in order to create space for one another.”
YES! 🙌 Love creates space for one another!
THEN! There was this…
Our very own Dawn Neldon put out an awesome post about her time in Guatemala that ended with this nugget:
“Don’t be overwhelmed by the brokenness – just do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.”
But wait! There’s more…
If that wasn’t enough, my friend Meghan Freund dropped this wisdom in my face:
“You don’t have to be there for the world, just be there for one person. Big change is not done by big actions. It’s done by millions of people making small easy changes that have a huge impact when multiplied.”
Wow! Right? I fully believe God was speaking an important message through multiple people this week. Honestly, I think He does that a lot. But this time was especially encouraging for me. Because in a time when everyone seems so divided and at odds with one another… when the bad news seems to get worse and worse… and the world seems like a dark place… changing things seems insurmountable. But I think God is whispering to us that we don’t have to try and change the world. Instead, we can make small changes where we are. We can make space for others. The ones who are right in front of us. We can love them to life. And that simple act will create the ripple effects needed to change… everything! This is how we join what God is doing in the world. And what he is doing in the people around us.
Love them to life.
Now, speaking of loving others, we wanna invite you to do that around the table this weekend. Check out what’s coming up…
The Common [table]
October 21st, 4PM
Common [table] is a way for us to practice hospitality and shared life in the most authentic way possible: gathered around tables in homes. And it’s not too late to join in!
If you’re interested in joining a table group click [here]
October 28th, 4PM
We are SO EXCITED about this event!! Simply put, it’s a giant Halloween party in the middle of a beautiful avocado grove. And it’s gonna be awesome!
Learn more about it by clicking this fancy button below…BONSALL-O-WEEN
A Look Back…
Wine & Words and Zombies was so awesome… Click the image below to see the magical pics from the night…
you are loved
you are valued