A few weeks ago I called Phil, as my friend, in tears and said “Mosaic feels like a mess to me.” Phil’s response has stuck with me and I’ve shared it with quite a few people recently. He said, “Lacey a mess is when people have left the table and quit talking. That’s a mess. This is messy. And I wouldn’t want to be a part of a church that isn’t messy.”
That insight has helped me as I step with all of you into the messiness. This wisdom has challenged me and empowered me. And I have story after story of times and ways in which my experiences at Mosaic, and with all of you, that I have been challenged and changed.
This reality (that I have many stories of challenge and growth at Mosaic) paired with the truth that I long to connect with people right now, I long to communicate, to express myself, and to write, has lead me here. Inspired by the conversations I’ve had recently with new and old friends as we journey into Mosaic 2.0, I had a brain spark!
I’d love to write some of my stories down. For me and for you. I’d love the opportunity to share some of the ways I’ve been challenged and changed by my Mosaic journey, so that we can all step into Mosaic 2.0 stronger. I’m committed to this blog until we launch Mosaic 2.0! And I invite you to respond to these stories or to share your own (more info to come on how you can do this, but if you’re keen to join me in sharing your stories of growth at Mosaic please let me know!).
If I’m honest, the idea of getting to write to you about the things that mean the most to me, means I get a break from nappies and laundry and I could not be more thrilled! Please read and write and talk with me and with others. Find someone you feel safe with and talk. Listen. Pray. Communicate more than you think you need to. Come to the messy table, please.