New Year, New Study, (almost) New Hair
Making the video was itself a journey. In the past few years, people have suggested I do Bible or devotional studies on video. I said the same thing that I said to people who suggested I write fiction . . . umm, I don’t think so. I couldn’t see either one, until it was God moving me to do it.
This time, He used hair. You’ll hear the story in the video, but the short version is that a random tweet one month ago led to a decision to go natural again. I wore my hair natural for three years, from 2002-2005, then went back to relaxing it. I have no idea where the “random” thought came from to cut it and go natural again —other than God. What I know for sure is that this is about way more than hair. The hair issue launched me into a personal study this past month on image, both inward and outward.
And next week I’ll be starting a blog/video series on image—and all of its multi-faceted piece-parts. Along the way, I’ll be on a hair journey, ready to cut it all off in about a month. But even that journey is intertwined with the other. I believe God has much to show us about ourselves as we take this trip.
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about the video, but you have to know this is so outside my comfort zone. You’ve heard me say I’m a private person; putting myself “out there” in YouTube land is a little unnerving. If I didn’t think it was God . . . :-)
Once you’ve viewed the video, I’d love for you to answer these questions on the blog: which do you consider more, your outward or inward image? Has the age of social media made you more image-conscious? In other words, has it made you more aware of what others might think or say about you?