Three years ago I launched the “Hear It on Sunday, Use It on Monday” link-up community with much trepidation. I held my breath as I hit the publish button, and then watched in awe and joy as bloggers slowly began to link-up their own stories of living out God’s Word in the everyday. That first week 17 bloggers shared their posts in community here, and since then the community has grown to between 50 and 70 bloggers each week.
Today marks the end of one season and the birth of a new one as I joyfully hand this link-up community over to a writer I deeply admire. Beginning next Monday Kelli Woodford will take this beautiful link-up community and make it her own.
I admit, it’s a bittersweet moment for me. I’ve come to know so many of you through the Hear It, Use It link-up, and I have loved reading your stories over the years. You have taught me so much about God and the myriad, amazing ways he works within every last detail of our lives.
Yet I also know it’s time. I haven’t been able to connect with you as much as I would have liked in the last year. I haven’t had the time to read your carefully crafted stories and offer the encouragement and friendship you deserve. And so it feels right to hand this community over to someone who can and will do that.
Kelli Woodford has been a faithful contributor to the Hear It, Use It link-up for a while now. She is a beautiful storyteller and a generous, gracious person with a beautiful heart and a love for God that shines through her each and every word. I know you will be in good hands!
Hop over to Kelli’s place today to introduce yourself and say hi – she’ll tell you a bit more about the vision she has for the community going forward.
Thank you, friends, for being a community to me, for being the living, breathing Body of Christ right here in this crazy blogosphere. I am hugely grateful.
And so…one last time…