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In which we are saved, right now {a syncroblog}

We are saved and we are saved to each other and for each other and with each other. This is something.

I wrote a little post, late in the afternoon yesterday, in the stolen 30 minutes between my real-work for Mercy Ministries and the time when I had to head home to make supper. Just one of those quick, say-it-hot kind of posts, everything I was feeling and thinking condensed in a few paragraphs, it took about 20 minutes, and then I walked away. The crux of the post was a question that I lifted from Barbara Brown Taylor’s book “Leaving Church” which I had recently re-read: What is saving your life right now?

Then I took the day off from the Internet. When I came back tonight, and started to read through the comments on that post, I wanted to cry, they were so beautiful, so true, so good, I loved your words. And when I read my replies on Twitter, I noticed that a few people did a blog post of their own, taking off from the idea, and I thought, well, sure, why don’t we do that together

So here it is, I’m asking you now to tell us:

Here’s how to participate:

  1. Write your own post on your own blog, answering the question: What is saving your life right now? Write it quick, don’t overthink it, just spill it all out, it can be pictures if you want, whatever. If you’ve already written one, feel free to link that up, too.
  2. Include a link in your post back to this post, so your readers can find other bloggers writing on the same topic. Feel free to steal my graphic up there, it’s all yours.
  3. Enter the link to your post (the actual post link, not just your blog link) into the Linky tool thing there below my signature.
  4. Tell a few people about it – maybe through your Facebook or Twitter or talk about it with your sister on the phone while the tinies holler in the background (ahem).
  5. Click around and visit a few of the other posts linked up, leave comments for each other, realise afresh that kindred spirits aren’t as rare as we used to think, be saved a bit.
And just so you know: you, you, you are part of what is saving me, right now.

(RSS and Email readers: you’ll need to click through to see the links.)

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71 Responses to In which we are saved, right now {a syncroblog}

  1. Melissa Wolfe July 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    The Linky tool doesn’t have a submit button on the form. It just closes after I choose an image. Hope I did it right! Love this!

  2. Elizabeth July 26, 2012 at 1:07 am #

    I tried the Linky tool but it didn’t seem to work. Not sure what I did wrong.

  3. Alise Wright July 26, 2012 at 4:20 am #

    Thanks hon! Loved the original, glad to link up!

  4. Kim Van Brunt July 26, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    Thanks, luv. I needed this reminder, to make time for the thing that is saving my life. How can it save me if I ignore it so long?

    Also, I just finished An Altar in the World — I think it’s time to pick up Leaving Church, yes?

  5. Margaret_at_FeliceMiFa July 26, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    Love this idea! Time to get writing.

  6. Sarah Askins July 26, 2012 at 5:56 am #

    Oh, I needed this. So many things saving me from chaos today, much love friend.

  7. Lisa notes... July 26, 2012 at 6:00 am #

    Great timing. I spit these words out yesterday out of overflow. Had no plans for them. But today I “hit publish” thanks to your encouragement here. Following Jesus alone is saving me right now (and always). Thanks, Sarah.

  8. Kari July 26, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    This is fun! After I read Leaving Church, I started posting what was saving my life each week on Fridays. I did a special Thursday edition for you. :)

  9. Caris Adel July 26, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    What a great idea!

  10. hopejem July 26, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Thanks Sarah! I love putting it in this light!

  11. Sophia W. July 26, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    Wow, thank you so much for this idea! It was super therapeutic and perfect timing for me right now. I’m also adding Leaving Church to my reading list!

  12. Jennifer Luitwieler July 26, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    I wasn’t going to do this, because my husband is traveling, again, and when he is gone, I feel that sort of mild panic of “how am I going to do this.” But it occurs to me, again, (duh) that when I write from the fear I write what I most want to say.

  13. Leah Colbeck July 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Thank you for the inspiration. I can’t wait to read them all later tonight.

  14. Lindsay July 26, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    I love this idea so much and am having so much fun going through these posts. Thanks Sarah!

  15. Sara Barton July 26, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Fun experience. Thanks for the idea. And, thanks to all the bloggers who made it worked. It was lovely to read all that God is doing.

  16. Mari Ramler July 29, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    Thank you for hosting a synchroblog on this topic. I’ve been thinking about authenticity; so glad to see so much of it here.

  17. Stephanie Friant July 31, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    Thank you! This has really been on my mind the past few weeks, so this is perfect! God works in wonderful ways.

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