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Perfectly Loved In Community: (in)RL 2013 — 35 Comments

  1. Barbie, what a stunning picture of community you create! I can see the Father nodding, whispering, “This is what I’ve meant for it to look like all along.” Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.

    Lovely, lovely.

    • Jennifer, thank you for opening your home and your heart to me, and so many others. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

  2. Oh how I love this… and how I thought of you and your meet up meeting up on Saturday as I was with mine! What an amazing group of love soaked sisters – just spilling out all over each other! LOVE this!

    • Oh yes, “love soaked sisters” — sort of like the sisterhood of the traveling pants, except we wear Jesus and we don’t have to trade off!

  3. Thanks for sharing Barbie. I love reading these (in)RL stories. I was unable to attend the one in my area due to a leadership conference at my church, but did have the opportunity to connect online with the host and others attending and we are hoping to have another gathering over the summer. Love this beginning of new friendships resulted from simply the desire to be there. Blessings.

    • We had a seminar at our church too. Since I am on staff, I am required to be at everything. But since I was already signed up before the seminar was scheduled, I was able to get the afternoon off. I pray blessings over you!

  4. I was planning on attending the {in}Real group in our area, but had a change in my schedule…my hubby and I had the opportunity last minute to go visit our son, who lives 4 hours away. Sounds like you had a wonderful time of sistership and community!!

  5. There are so many lines of this I just love. I kept thinking, oh I quote that, and this or that. 🙂 I am so glad you were able to join in real-life community and feel the Father love your through His daughters, your sisters.

    I love this line and I think I’ll share it on Twitter, “It’s a choice to be in community, and I want to make that choice to gather…”

  6. Fine china and community? What an elegant gathering God had prepared for you! I loved exchanging hugs with a new (in)RL friend too as well as seeing faces I had known for some time. I say we have (in)RL twice a year! 🙂

  7. Oh, I’m so jealous. I totally should have participated in the (in)RL local meetups here. I’m sure there was one fairly close by. *sigh* Maybe next year… 🙂

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