Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Blog Carnival: Community

Blog Carnival: Community

Community is getting to be a buzzword that hardly seems recognizable.  It has become permanently connected with a metrosexual worship leader at the hip church which has an outreach into some impoverished place.  But is that community?

Yesterday I wrote about Facebook's social networking site.  Did you know that there are more than 300 million active users and that 50% of their active users (returned to the site in the last 30 days) log on to Facebook in any given day and that the average user has 130 friends on the site? Is that community?

Do we really have a community or do we talk so much about it and request friends by the busload because we desire it intensely?

We were made for community.  Creator said it was not good for that first man to be alone.  Even Creator was not alone.  We need to walk with others.  We need our village.  We need them to not only walk with us and love us and share our burdens, but to challenge us, to force us to grow.

I am so thought out on this topic as I have struggled with looking for a closer church that I would really just like to thank the people of my "village," my community. 

Thanks for loving me, for walking with me, for sharing with me, for challenging me, for growing me!

Terry, Valerie, Deb, Maggie, Lauri, Brandi, Bonnie, Celia, Heather, Amy, Michelle S, Michelle A, Janice, Valarie, Diana D, Kasey. Kirk, Paul, Mark, Jenn, Jonathon, Tiersa, Steph, Melissa C, NRA Melissa, Becky C, Marianne, Sharon, Peter,  Becky K, and all the others who travel thru my life...

Father, you have blessed me way more than I deserve!

Check out the other entries here.


katdish said...

Community really has become a buzz word hasn't it? Even so, I am so grateful to be part of one -- part of many actually.

Great post. Thank you.

Bernadette Pabon said...

You said it, we need people, imagine how sad not to have anyone.

Yes we must reach out to one another and feel their lives.

be happy with them,
be sad wth them,
and pray with them and for them.

Bridget Chumbley said...

Jaime... this is so simple, yet says it all...

"We were made for community."

Thank you for posting!

jasonS said...

Very good- true community should bring us to a place of thankfulness. Thanks for sharing this.

Kevin said...

"We were made for community. Creator said it was not good for that first man to be alone. Even Creator was not alone. We need to walk with others. We need our village. We need them to not only walk with us and love us and share our burdens, but to challenge us, to force us to grow." AMEN!! I shared similar words today as well on my blog. :)

Peter P said...

I love being a villager!

Janet Oberholtzer said...

Because of community (blog carnival) I found my way here - Hi!
Yes, we are made for community and being grateful is a good way to live.

ps: scrolled down to your bookshelf - love the selection, read some and now have some more on my list to read.