Welcome to Week 1 of
The Loft ~ A Wednesday Link-Up!
Come on up!!
Graphic by Kerry Messer
You will find my Week One post and the linky tool at the bottom, but first, may I remind you how The Loft Link-Up works?
The Loft is a place for conversation, community, networking, and Christian growth.
Each week we provide a topic to start the conversation.Then, Wednesday morning at 5am EST, the link goes live, and for 5 glorious days you can link up your post on that week’s topic. The linky will close at 5pm EST on Monday.
Each week’s gathering will be much like a group of friends sitting around a table at a coffee shop having a chat about a specific topic. So it will be at The Loft. Please make sure the post you link-up pertains to the chosen topic of the week. We’ll have fun topics, serious topics, practical, soul-ful, holiday, and so, so much more…we can’t wait to get started! This is not only a great way to connect with others, it’s also a fun and easy way to establish a writing habit. If you aren’t a blogger, you are welcome to join in by leaving your comments in the comment section.
Listening is a lost art. Especially in the blogosphere where everyone wants to be heard. At The Loft, we know that listening is rewarding and rich… surprisingly so. Please do not link and run. For every link you leave, please visit at least two other links.
1. Be creative. Feel free to use words, photos, video, audio, your family pet, whatever, to communicate on the weekly topic.
2. Listen twice as much. If you leave one link, visit two.
3. Be a community. Include #TheLoft graphic and/or hashtag in your post and social media so we can find each other.
4. Write like Jesus would write. We are a Christian link-up. Offensive or inappropriate posts will be deleted. No questions asked.
5. Be pertinent. Our heart is to build community and intimacy, and our means to do that is to build each link-up around a single topic. Please make sure your post is on topic.
When you link up at The Loft, your link will appear on three blogs! We’d love for you to visit The Loft co-hosts and know who we are:
June 10th Topic: “The Place I Call Home” (tell us about the place you call home…either where you currently live or where you grew up. What makes the place you call home unique and special to you? Pictures are a great way to share!)
I hope you will plan to join us each week at The Loft
Today’s Topic: “I Am…..”
I am created, loved, treasured and saved by Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Because of this amazing truth, I have a relationship with Him and God the Father. The Spirit of God is in me.
I am passionate about telling people about the goodness of God in this messed up world. There is good news for all people, if they choose to listen, accept and follow the Lord.
I am a creative and I express this through words written on my blog and on random pieces of paper.
I am not as confident as I would like to be, but I stand on the promises of the One who gives generously to all without finding fault (James 1:5).
I am happiest when I spend time in praise and worship with the Lord, often on a country walk or in a still, quiet place.
I am thankful to have the love and support of a wonderful husband who cares for me and cherishes me in every way.
I am blessed to have a lovely family. Thankful.
I am a cancer survivor who now has the privilege to work alongside others facing the ‘Big C’ too.
I am a writer because that is what God has laid on my heart to do.
I am a volunteer with Oxfam as I believe in helping people across the world, as well as on my doorstep. I studied Geography with International Relations, so this area of volunteering captures my interest. I love learning about new people and places.
I am that girl who collects random trinkets and ornaments to make a home more homely.
I am frightened of most spiders and I strongly dislike insects. Eww.
I am determined to keep up my writing. Hold me accountable if I do not post for a while!
I am unfit and love chocolate, cake and most sweet things. This is a bad combination and requires much prayer!
I am concerned for the church in this country and the West more generally. I hope we can have strong, bold, godly leaders who stick to biblical truth in the face of opposition and cultural change.
I am a worrier, but I know that I needn’t worry (Matthew 6:25).
I am excited to see how God has worked and continues to work in my life and the lives of others (especially in the hardest of times). It is worth sharing and writing about. Why would I keep something as awesome as that to myself? It would be madness!
I am looking forward to sharing my blog posts with you all and am very excited about the return of this lovely community at The Loft! Please join us and hang out for a while! 🙂
Now, it is time to LINK~UP. Please use the inLinkz tool and link up your post that introduces yourself to us.