This is Week 7 of Creative Minds. A two hour small group. The first hour is hanging out, and the second hour is sharing something creative that you worked on. This week, Denise shared a poem, Chrissy sang a song, Devin read a story, so did Fred and Toni. And after everyone else, I read a spoken word.
Last night was amazing! Monday night, at The Writious Ones small group, we talked about a Group Fusion for Saturday night with Creative Minds. It was great music and good fellowship! After Creative Minds, we took the Fusion to Voice of the Wetlands. It was two small groups in one night. Lots of fun!
This is an open letter to my small group: channeling Boy Once Blind, with no music, just making words rhyme. Two months ago, I never would’ve thought we’d be here. Now look at me, a leader. New friends, new family, new people that love me, and don’t judge me, and trust me, and give me confidence to keep rising above what was once steep. Flights of stares, and nights with nightmares, and moments of loneliness when no one else was there. Above all, I’m just excited that you care.
Lens flares and scene changes, and life changes in the context of small groups. It’s amazing, where a higher power came in, and brought people into my life that would’ve otherwise never been there. I went from isolated to populated, I went from selfish to selfless, I went from heart burning and melting to helping the helpless. My entire life did a 180 when I created Creative Minds. It opened my eyes and made me realize that I am enough.
All that self-doubt and insecurities that surrounded me, vanished. See, I was an introvert, or so I thought, but God had other plans for me. Now, I’m outspoken, thought-provoked, still broken, but that brokenness gives me character. You see, that brokenness is a conversation piece for your accountability partners to carry you. There’s challenges ahead, that’ll continue to make me strong, but the best part about it: I’m no longer doing it alone.