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When You’re Desperate For Community // Glimpses Link Up — 28 Comments

  1. No family nearby, but I’ve been meeting w/ two friends for 19 years or so and it’s great to have this history. Today I randomly (well, God led) texted a newlywed and young believer in my neighborhood and asked if she’d like to do a summer BS and she said yes! so there we go. We invite and sometimes it’s a yes.

  2. Barbie,
    I am sort of envious of your community with your family….what a blessing. I have also tried, like you, to build community through my blog, RCF, Inc. ministry, and simply being transparent and there for others.
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

  3. Yes, community is important. And I am blessed by so many of you. I’ve been amazed by your encouragement, your honesty, and your love for the Lord.

    And 9 in the same house! That must be a bit crazy at times!

    Blessings to you all!

  4. Yes, what a blessing to have family close by. We have some near, and some far, but what a blessing technology is for communicating nowadays! And, I too have been so blessed by this online community. Thanks for opening your heart through this linkup! Blessings to you!

  5. I love being in community with you, friend! I’m more of a loner and enjoy quiet solitude, but I’m so very thankful for the online community I’ve been blessed to accumulate over the last five years. Blessings on your week, Barbie!

    • June, you have been a blessing in my life as we’ve journeyed together through blogging. Thank you for being here.

  6. I completely agree. I could not make it without my community. Life is hard, and life is joyous I would hate to do it along. Now for 9 in the same house, that might be difficult. I do still like a little solace here and there. Then again what a blessing to be able to all be together, especially with a new baby.

    • Yes, it’s quite crowded. We try to stay out of each other’s way, but doesn’t always happen. Thankfully we all get along and love one another. Thanks for stopping by Maree!

  7. I so agree with Michele and others in their response to this post! You are blessed indeed to have all of your family living so close to you. Our children and grandchildren are living hundreds of miles away and my siblings are deceased and never married and my husband’s siblings are living farther away as well. Community is such a blessing! Thanks for being a part of this very unique online sisterhood!

  8. You are so blessed to be living near so much of your family! I get to live around most of my family also, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I wish my oldest daughter lived closer, but even she is only 3 hours away so I know it could be much worse. But yes, community does always come with a cost. But it’s worth the price we pay. 🙂

  9. I don’t build community as much as I would like. But, I do meet one Sunday per month with my local writers guild. We encourage each other and share ideas. This fall I plan to rejoin an in-person Bible study group from my church. I need community, and I know others need me too. Good post, Barbie.

    • Thank you Sarah. I’ve been looking for a women’s fellowship to attend in church. Hopefully I’ll find one that clicks soon.

  10. Building community can be very hard. Especially when you are older and are living in an entirely different part of the country than you’ve ever lived before. We invite people into our home regularly and have some “fun friends” but the more intimate types of friendships we had in our old home are still lacking some. I am very thankful for the writer friends I’ve found in groups like this. We get each other!
    Thank you Barbie.

  11. I agree, community is so important. We all need people to encourage us, teach us and walk with us. I’m grateful for this blogging community too and glad that we have connected!

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