Welcome to 31 Days of Intentional Community

we love because He loved Happy October!! I'm thrilled (if a little intimidated by the prospect of blogging every day for 31 days again) to be starting this new series. Last year, I wrote about Sewing School on Simple Homemade; this year I will be tackling a very different topic, exploring a life lived intentionally in community.

So first? What I don't mean to talk about...

This is not referring to living in a hippie commune (as fun as that may be) or any kind of organized "intentional community." I realize that that is indeed an actual thing, but I'm just simply using the term to describe a lifestyle inspired by this simple theme:

Love God, Love Others.

31 days of Intentional Community

Today's post will serve as a landing page for this series and I will begin sharing more of my thoughts tomorrow. I'll update this index as I go, so you can always come back here or pin this particular post in case you miss a post or want to save it for later.

This is Day 1. Day 2: This is how I define intentional community Day 3: Embracing authenticity Day 4: We already have a community Day 5/6: Hebrews 10:23-25 Day 7: Praying for our community Day 8: Praying with our community Day 9: Use your passions to bless others, or Ice Cream Sundays at the Bennett house Day 1o: The power of an invitation Day 11: 10 on 10 Day 12/13: {no post, out enjoying community! ;)} Day 14: Loving the body of Christ Day 15: Community FTW! (or, why I love secret FB groups) Day 16: Gospeling each other, the idolatry of the nuclear family, and balancing family & community Days 17-20: Life in community Day 21: Seeing to each other's needs Day 22: Errands + friends = community Day 23: Leaving a legacy of community & hospitality Day 24: Leaving room for spontaneity Day 25: Battling the idol of the schedule Days 26-28: Partnership in the gospel + 2 more ways to engage in community Day 29: The blessings of an open-door policy Day 30: Working together with a purpose Day 31: Love God, love others... with Christ as our common ground

intentional community button 250.jpgThanks for joining me on this journey toward intentional living with those around us! If you have any topics or ideas you'd like us to discuss here this month, I'd love to hear them!