having learned all about 8 and now connecting a few free association dots...i respectfully submit pic 11 as my first choice for a nonsequential retelling of the do bee di story. my 11+8 = ∞ comment may also seem childish but it's ok if it sounds infinitely different and equally similar. welcome to life outside the meaning matrix box.
i could start at the beginning but somehow that just doesn't always work for me. i could start at the end but i'm not there yet although that does bring me to always and above all else guard your heart~that is pretty much all i have to say about that.
now here we are. testing the waters. still. but let me back up just a little. once upon a time...in a land far far away...
just kidding. a few months ago amy and jen shared their hearts with rob and me about wanting to bring some kind of a captivating thing to mn. being all of us had been to colorado each having our own unique experiences and connections with wild at heart revolution (long story short at least for now) this was a time of straining to hear through some rough rapids (reminds me a little of marlin and dory exiting the EAC--grab some fin! here comes the swirling vortex of terror!) but suddenly there we were in calm cool waters having discovered so much and ready to listen still beside the salty turning tides. Being still and knowing a bit more of what it means to learn to be content in all circumstances and just keep listening and learning.
for a while i was....still tentative about what my involvement may be with all of this and wanting to be transparent about that. I can certainly be a resource and idea-bouncer-offer now and as long as it's helpful. Maybe I can jump in more at some point.
sometime later....you have encouraged me to take another step up toward this and it feels very good and right. God has whispered through your words a message I was hoping to hear. I am delighted to know your perspectives and it feels a little like my eyes are seeing beyond the murky waters I've been wading through under the surface. A light pierces through and beckons upward to a glimmering horizon! Recalling Seth's sermon again, to use another analogy, I'll just bask here on my raft just a while longer and soak up the rays as my sails get ready to lift and catch a fresh wind of the Spirit with you.
The wind has been blowing ever since. Through an amazing trail some distant yet kindred paths have crossed and lines of sharing openly are bridging gaps of inquiry with love, respect, humility and grace. It hints of being among those things that are larger than what we think.
I've teamed up with a couple women in a ministry we are calling Rubio-Restoring Ultimate Beauty Inside Out... loosely based on Captivating and whatever else God intends for it to be for us and those whosoever will be touched through God's creative beauty. We intend to honor those who have gone before us while allowing space for whatever lay ahead with wild abandon putting no limits on God to accomplish what He desires through us.
stay tuned... (and danny i have a big favor to ask you...)
p.s. now you might be able to connect with how my wheels have been turning around a blogging reunion in mn around about August 2009...or June? May? April? October? a lot of unknowns and lots more possibilities!