Welcome to Sunday Everyday.

This is my first official post ahhhhhh…… faint.   I hope you enjoy navigating the site.  Have a look around and make yourself at home. By doing so you will understand a little more of how this is going to work.   Its been a nail-biting 5 months for me personally for many reasons.  One of them has been about me being brave enough to step out into the unknown and put this particular dream into action.

For the last 8 years the footnote of all of my emails has read:

“To live a creative life you must lose your fear of being wrong”

by Joseph Chilton Pearce

Which is quite hilarious really because the first email that I sent with this quote on it was actually spelled wrong.  My dear friend and colleague Llewellyn Watterson, in his gracious and quiet manner, walked into my office and pointed out that I had spelt ‘LOOSE’ instead of ‘lose’.  So I was wrong immediately.   Story of my life.  I guess what I’m trying to say is that being creative is risky, putting dreams into action takes courage.  We all struggle with fear but it doesn’t have to rule us.  I say this to myself as I launch this blog and hold my breath. 

motivational poster quote LIFE BEGINS AT THE END OF COMFORT ZONE

My story is complex and bumpy, hilarious and heart breaking.  Those of you who don’t know me will catch glimpses of my journey in my writing.  However, the primary reason for this blog is that it be a platform for conversation.   It is also designed to be a platform for other writers.   I’ve grown some wings and a voice in the last 15 years and there are some things that I want to say.  There are some conversations that need to begin.   I feel deeply and passionately that we need to hear other voices, other opinions, other ideas and visions.  I’m an artist, a creative, a prophet.  My primary obligation to this planet is to make people feel stretched, to make them think, to make them look.  To move them out of their Comfort Zone.

lisa07On Sunday Everyday, each week average people, artists, pastors, theologians, rebels, activists, poets and theologians will post their thoughts, ideas, passions and perspectives.

Please don’t lock down your brains, or dig in your trenches.  Please join the conversation.

There is a lovely story of the wolf-spider; it never builds its web between two hard objects like two stones.  If it did this, it would be rent by the wind.  Instinctively, it builds its web between two blades of grass.  When the wind comes it is flexible, it moves and springs back up.  I’m reminded of a verse in the bible that was given to me and my husband at my first marriage.  Psalm 92:12

The Godly will flourish like a palm tree, they will be like the Cedars in Lebanon.

What this is saying is that these two trees have two distinct characteristics.  You only have to observe a tropical storm to see that the palm tree is flexible, it bows low in the wind and then springs up again.  The Cedar is very slow-growing and has an extensive root system, but once it is established at maturity it is immobile.   I think that we need to be like this.  Until we are in our old age, we should be flexible and pliable.  Only as we reach the end of our lives and we are established in wisdom should we be more confident in our ways and thoughts.

‘We put terrible pressure on our minds when we tighten them or when we harden our views or beliefs; we lose all the softness and flexibility which makes for real shelter, belonging and protection’.

John O’Donohue

Creativity demands that we remain flexible, spontaneous.  Like a Violin, if the strings are too tight they snap.   We also need to be bridges.  Being a bridge means we understand the people on each side of that bridge and that we hold the tension perfectly so that both sides feel loved, both feel understood and that we become the bridge that hearts and souls can cross to meet and to unite and to solve the issues of this grief filled planet.  That is the definition of peace I believe.

So I encourage you to come on this journey with me.  Lets start some conversations, lets hear from some bigger minds and deeper hearts.  Lets gain some perspective as we hear the stories of our brothers and sisters.  I couldn’t say this any better than Richard Rohr.

Get ready for some new freedom.  Some dangerous permission, some hope from nowhere, some unexpected happiness, some stumbling stones, some radical grace, and some new and pressing responsibility for yourself and our suffering world.

With much love. Lisa.

10 Comments on “Welcome and Hello

  1. I sleep to go…yay! Launch day also coincides with my baby sister’s 60th birthday….yes I’m that old…so I’ll drink a toast to both of you! Xx

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  2. Hi Lisa

    Love the idea, can’t wait

    I’ve had a similar passion on my heart for a couple of years; I even started a blog site for a while.

    So I’m looking forward to reading and sharing thoughts

    PS love the Richard Rohr quote –

    Liz

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  3. I love where you are going with this… Just stepped into my forties & I love the knowledge I have gained so far but there is still so many areas that I try to control through fear… I want to be free from fear. To let go of the false sense of control I think I have, coz really at the end of the day, you just don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Well done you for creating a space for people to share and tell their stories and learnings in life! X

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    • Hey you, well said and so true. I think the older I get the less I know. Interesting how little control we actually do have and like you say, we don’t know what’s around the corner.

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  4. Thanks Lisa for thinking outside the SQUARE in which we all to some extend have been trapped by. We thank God for the 21 years we were entrapped within the SQUARE until Father gave us instructions to get out of it, for our FELLOWSHIP is PRIMARELY with Him from which all other fellowships develop. No longer are we bound by unspoken expectations be that of Brothers and sisters or the world, for we’ve been translated and are part of a Heavenly Kingdom. No longer are we bound by the dictates of so called fathers , elders. Unless they function in the LIBERTY of the HOLY SPIRIT not their self proclaimed liberty (read AUTHORITY) over the FLOCK of the CHIEF SHEPPARD and BISHOP of our souls.
    It is my understanding that Jesus likens HIS BODY i.e. the CHURCH to a natural body in which there are zillions of members and unless the BODY is allowed to function by what every JOINT supplies it’s dead, for I believe we need to function in the Body through and by the LEADING of the Holy Spirit this will break down the WALLS which CHRISTENDOM at large has created. Where we are in Ballan Dot and I DO NOT attend a Church or Fellowship but we have experienced the Blessing from and by other people who in their own way have an affinity with the Lord some Catholics some Baptists we can name a few others, it suffices to know that the walls that MAN has put up, we’re seeing and witnessing these walls are slowly but surely coming down!
    We continuously maintain our RELATIONSHIP with Father and are strengthened and encouraged by Him every day.
    The above may come as a shock to you seeing you’re so heavily involved in “church” work. We’re only sharing with you the journey the Lord has taken us on as for the title of your blog SUNDAY every day God has weaned us from observing days, weeks , months and years because we live and move and have our being in Him!
    We trust we’ve given you something to ponder and think about because we’ve learned to stand on our own SPIRITUAL FEET and Learned to tune in to The still small voice of the Holy Spirit.

    We send you our love in Christ Jesus, Dot & Peter

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    • Totally awesome to hear from you and to see the amazing journey that God has you on. I really appreciate you sharing your story. One thing I know, God is faithful and he turns up in the most unexpected places. Bless you xxx Lisa

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