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!
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