some community on a saturday morning.


When God made us, gathered up our dust and breathed life in, He gave us a gift. The gift of knowing each other. We give bits and pieces of our hearts and who He is walking out our life here. We’ve been planted, all nestled in. And all the beautiful things that grow in and through us give Him glory. And in this garden for His glory, we spur each other on. We give good things to the soil and bring beauty to one another. We hold hands when life is hard. All this. All this is His splendor.It’s His Body moving and working and having it’s being in Him.

And this is what I love about the Influence Network. Because it is about joining hands and hearts and realizing that we affect people. At home. Online. In the grocery store. At work. We affect them. Influence is all about affecting people for the Lord. And I’m so thankful for that. It’s what I’ve learned and am still learning: that I have a little plot in this garden for His glory. It isn’t always beautiful or easy or comfortable but it’s mine for Him. It’s why I’m excited to serve as a Community Leader at this year’s conference.

On Wednesday the Influence community hosted a link-up, a tiny peek through the lamplit windows of our lives. I’m late to the party but here just the same.

So. Here’s a peek at a recent favorite photo with me in it (most preferred is already in the sidebar) and a few random things you  may or may not know about me:


I totally left out the bit about how I had to wear an eye patch in second grade.

But maybe I’ll rustle that one up someday soon. You’re welcome. Smiley face.

12 thoughts on “some community on a saturday morning.

  1. Hi, Ellen! :) I’m linking up today, as well. So happy to connect with you here. I LOVE what you said about the Network. You said it so beautifully. Looking forward to getting to know you better. (Also just love your site design. So inspiring!)

  2. I love the words you shared about the network, especially the idea of joining hands when life gets hard. I love knowing there is a space I can type into when my hands need that comfort of another.

  3. I’ve never had a pedicure either and when I tell women that they sometimes look at me like I’m crazy.

    It’s awesome about the whole eye patch thing! Did kids make pirate references?

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