Gather Together

Written to Speak Blog.  Written by Tanner Olson. @writtentospeak

Written to Speak Blog.
Written by Tanner Olson.

Gather Together



Community has become somewhat of a buzzword.
Like, vulnerability and vibes and intentional and mood.

But there is a reason why buzzwords stick around and become part of our everyday vocabulary. Although, I’m still trying to figure out why the word vibes has become so ingrained in our culture. 
I don’t get it.
Maybe it’s just me.
Is it just me?
It’s probably just me.

Without a doubt, there is something incredibly powerful about community and the lack thereof. 

“Gather together. 

Let the daylight remind you summer is 
bringing a new season
and a sunset
and change. 
And let the change remind you we were made to.
To change.
And to gather together.”

Community gives us a home; a place to be ourselves.
It allows us to grow and be challenged.
It holds up a mirror and shows you who you are and reminds you of who you are becoming.
Community has walls and a roof; it’s a place to call home.
Community invites us to change and hope and dream.
It is in community where we hear we are forgiven and loved and welcomed.
But what I love most about community, is it allows you to be seen and known. 

Seen and known.

As scary as that may sound ...
And as hard as that might be …
Don’t we all want to be seen and known? 
Gather together.

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tanner olson
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Tanner Olson


Tanner Olson is a writer, speaker, poet, spoken-word artist, & creator of Written to Speak.
He created Written to Speak to share hope & announce love.

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