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Five Minute Friday: Community

COMMUNITY

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I’ve only been home an hour or so . . . from a  community of women and girls – family – gathered together to bless my daughter with a bridal shower.  There was a lot of laughter, joy, giggles and whispers in anticipation of a wedding, in less than a month now.  Aunts, cousins, sisters, grandmother and mom and mom-in-law to be watching a glowing bride-t0-be open gifts, have fun playing games and eat wonderful food brought by this community  of family.  While we were celebrating, the brothers, uncles, grandpa, and dad went to Pizza Hut for their own family community time of making memories.  It was a good, sweet time together.  The next time we are all back together will be on the wedding day . . . another time of community and family and friends comes together to stand as God’s picture of community comes together to make a new family.

Family is not my only community.  I am thankful for a group of women I meet together with twice a month for Bible study, prayer and just sharing.  We come from different backgrounds, different heartaches and joys, and range in age from nearly newlyweds to a widowed senior citizen.  Yet, our lives have intertwined to make our own community in a special sister bonding.  There’s my “Chicks with Sticks” community– a group of ladies that love to knit, talk, and laugh together!  There’s a community of women I wish I did not really know, but we met because of a common bond . . . we have all gone through the death of a child, and we understand those days know one else can truly comprehend.

Community . . . 

“For where two or three have gathered together in My name,
I am there in their midst.”
Matthew 18:20

 I am thankful for the family community, the small group of women, church/family communityknitters and women where are hearts are connected to share, pray, cry and encourage to live life because of our bond through Jesus.

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Joining Gypsy Mama and her Five Minute Friday.

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Beloved KEPT Child of Jesus stumbling by faith ~ Married 30 years ~ Blessed Mama of 10 beside me & 2 at Jesus' feet ~ "Retired" homeschool mama of 22 years ~ Writer * Blogger * Reviewer ~

2 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Community

  1. Congratulations on your daughters wedding. It must be so special to have all of your family community gathered as well as your other friends in hobbies, faith, and even tragedy. May God continue to bless you in each of them.

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