(Part of a "Journey to Charis" )
A year ago today, I wrote my "last" blog post. I wasn't sure if I would be returning. I had embarked upon an unexpected journey that I didn't know how to share.
Sometimes you need to be further along in order to know where you have been and where you are going.
“Real isn’t how you are made. It’s a thing that happens to you….Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and you eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all because once you are Real, you can be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” -Skin Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit – Margery WilliamsI've definitely become more "real" along the way... hair loss and all.
Truth be told, I am still in the midst of this journey, and at this point I am still deep in the valley portion. I know that it is not easy to read about dark places, but they are very much a part of life whether we avoid them or not.
I hope that you will follow along in my journey as I try to find glimpses of light. I could use help in retraining my thoughts on things that are noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy.
My greatest hope is that it will be a journey back to charis. Charis is a Greek word that means not only grace, but to be well or to thrive with the joy and strength of the Lord.
That is where I want to be.
Won't you join me, friends? Can you help me get there?