Flying solo today, expounding on a term I used to throw around a lot- “bloomhere.” Back in the day, I put together a drama troupe by the same name to flesh out what it looks like to grow where you’re planted. I feel like the message is more pertinent than it was even 12 years ago when our team began writing and performing sketches for women’s events.
In today’s episode, you’ll get to hear my rendition of an old Crosby, Stills & Nash song, which is playing in my mind as I’m recording. 🙂 and implies the question; “Who is the one you’re with?” which sounds a lot like the question asked of Jesus by the young lawyer- “Who’s my neighbor?”
The concept of bloomhere is all about that- loving the one in your path- in your home, in your neighborhood, in your church. Sometimes we have to be reminded to love and serve them bc it seems easier to show kindness to the stranger at Starbucks or sponsor a microloan on the other side of the world. (Pls be assured, I’m not telling you to stop doing those things- those are all good things!)
I’m gonna put out a challenge today- for every time you do a kind deed for a stranger, initiate a face to face conversation with someone in your immediate sphere.
I will explain the “Ministry of the 3 Hands,” “The 3 Foot Radius,” why this podcast can’t be counted as your only connection and the importance of “hanging pictures” wherever you hang your coat. I’ll also offer a practical productivity hack to help you remember the ones you want to show kindness to and how a true friend will be there when you need to “find the stink.”
I’d love to hear what you think of this concept – bloomhere. If you feel encouraged or challenged, please go leave a review citing what you got out of it. Or share the episode with a friend.
To hear the sermon I mentioned by Rob Sweet on serving your neighbor; https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/to-serve-franklin/id1067443449?i=1000384727901&mt=2
Just another way for you to live out love.
Till next time!