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Connect // Five Minute Friday — 25 Comments

  1. Like you, Barbie, my ability and desire to connect has changed through the years. At this point, I find myself wanting to DISconnect at times … yet know that connecting is best. Connecting with my Father has remained constant!

  2. I agree, we are born with a longing to connect, but still it is not always easy. It is important to be intentional about it both connecting with God and with others.

  3. Barbie, these are my favorite lines: “To speak the love language of my children so that they will not doubt my love for them.
    To laugh and cry with girlfriends far and wide so that they will know they are not alone.” Yes, we have to acknowledge our human longings and then take them to Jesus. And when connections aren’t quite happening as we’d want and when they are, He is the lifeline that never fails. Thank you for expressing the yearning throughout our lives.

  4. Barbie, I loved your words. You’re so right. We do long to connect from the time we come from the womb onward. As I read your post, it dawned on me that we have a need to be known and it is fed by connecting with others. I hadn’t considered that before.

    I am a few years behind you, but with military moves and growing a little older, it is more challenging to connect with other women. I’ve had conversations with my mom about this same topic. What is it that makes it harder, I wonder?

    Your post really spoke to me today. Have a great weekend!

    • I definately thank it’s become harder with years. I want to surround myself with like minded people who will keep me laughing as I grow older. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I find connecting difficult too, Barbie. Connecting with others is something I have to work at and, admittedly don’t always do it well. This Anthrophobic definitely finds it easier to connect from behind a computer screen and I’m thankful for you and all the people I’ve meet through blogging and social media. I have found that as I grow in my relationship with Him the desire to connect with others increases. Fellowship is an important part of our walk with God. Great post!

  6. I agree, as I get older I also find it more difficult to make connection. It seems like everyone already has their circle of friends and don’t always want to connect with new people. Still I want to make the effort and reach out to those who don’t have that circle.

    • I agree – as i get older i find it more difficult to connect and create lasting friendships. I live very rural, and have lived here for three years now. It’s hard to come into a small community and not know anyone and hope to make friends. It can be so lonely sometimes!

      • Hi Devan, thanks for stopping by. I am sure it must be hard living in such a small area and not knowing anyone. I hope that you gain many new friendships and make awesome connections. Have a blessed week.

    • You are like me Katha. When I visit the FMF community link up, I like to start at the bottom and leave comments first for those I’ve never visited before or have no comments. I love to make others feel encouraged and welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Wonderful post. I found it holds true for me. Being a military spouse, and three moves in 7 1/2 years, makes connecting with people challenging. My sister was able to make connections easily, but it did not come that easily to me. So I really could relate to your post. Connecting with God is definitely high on my list of priorities.

    • I can’t imagine moving so much. I can understand how that would make connecting very hard. I am thankful that I’ve connected with you in blogging and in our homeschooling efforts. Have a blessed week.

    • I completely understand Andrew. I am thankful you found community within the FMF group. Your presence there is so needed.

  8. Love this post! You’re so right. Through every aspect of life, we crave connection in one way or another. Connection is a great thing, but can be so hard too. I’m your neighbor at FMF this week.

    • Thanks for stopping by Tara. I try to be intention in connecting but often miss the mark. But yes, connection is so vital. Have a great week!

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