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Friday, October 10, 2008

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Well I did it! I created a facebook account in August! I thought I might be too old to hang out on "facebook" but I was pleasantly surprised to find many other older (haha) people hanging out on facebook too!

So why do I go to facebook nearly every day for a sum total of 5 minutes? To see what everyone is up to! Within a small time frame, I find out how old friends from high school are doing, how my very far away friends from college are doing and how my friends who - sometimes I will see in less than an hour are doing!

In one click of the button I can see a list of status updates that range from comments like "I'm doing my laundry" to one that broke my heart yesterday. A good friend from college who lived across the hall in my dorm for 2 years - wrote in her status update regarding her marriage that she will soon be single.

Community - it's something we all desire. We desire to connect with others, to be heard, and to be a part of each other's lives.
People used to have front porches where they visited with one another - now many people have elaborate back porches where we disconnect from each other. People used to fill their evenings around the fire with the family - now families disconnect to play on their computers or watch television.
Community - it's Biblical! We are to have fellowship with one another. We are to love, serve, pray, encourage, admonish, forgive, comfort, bear burdens, confess, have kindness, live in harmony, spur on, offer hospitality, greet, be devoted, and accept each other. God's word calls us to a community of love! is a community where we talk about what God is doing in our lives. I do not think that I have some great wisdom to impart to other people but I wish to create a "community" on the web where women can say - "Goodmorning - here's what I read in my Bible today or here is what God is teaching me." I tell my kids - "no talking back" but peeps - it's time for all you lurkers to start talking back to me!!!! I know you are out there - how was your quiet time today? What did you read? Share a verse! Add some depth to this blog! The community wants to hear from you!!!

Walk With the King!



Anonymous Christa said...

Hello, I don't even know you but I have been reading your blog for two days. A couple of ladies from church (Maranatha of course) told me about your site and I love it. I really love this post. I was just talking with my husband today about how much I miss the community we had with the church I grew up in.
Thank you for your posts. You have encouraged me to be more faithful with spending time with God.
God Bless you

October 11, 2008 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Thanks Christa for your kind words of encouragment!

Community is so important - isn't it? That's why you miss your old church so much! Nothing can replace a special place like that.

Stop back again and tell me about your quiet time - I would LOVE to hear!

Much Love,

October 11, 2008 at 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

I'm glad you said something! I've been wanting to share things but noticed no one else was so I've just been getting on to read your blogs.
So, for quite some time I have been praying for a day position at my work because it would be so much better for us as a family and for my own health and circadian rhythm, but I haven't been offered one yet despite how many times I've placed bids. Jobs are awarded based on seniority. I recently bid on one that would have been perfect. I was the 2nd bidder. I prayed and prayed but in the back of mind I felt like it was too good to be true. Of course I did not get it. I was bummed. Then a couple days later, I happened to do my quite time on James 1. James 1:6 says ' but let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind'- It hit me like a ton of bricks! I have been putting God in a box.

October 11, 2008 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Thank you for sharing how God's word is speaking to you in the midst of prayers that are going unanswered. These must be some hard days - but as Psalm 23 says "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want... he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul."

I pray that during this time you will continue to allow him to restore your soul and be your Shepherd. He will guide you and take care of you during this time and I pray that he will deliver you soon and do an Ephesians 3:20 in your life.

Ephesians 3:20 says "He is able to do immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us."

I am praying for you tonight!
Much Love,

October 12, 2008 at 9:09 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Hi Courtney,

I'm new to your blog as of today but it is already a blessing to me as I read some of your older posts.

My scripture today was from Acts 8:4-25. What I realized from this scripture is I am to reach out to everyone, not just people like me. Those Samaritans had to have seemed so different to Phillip but he loved them anyway. We are all sinners in a fallen world and we all need the message of Christ. My prayer is not only for boldness in reaching out but I think sometimes it isn't about being bold, it's really about.... do we really love people as Christ did.

In Him,


October 20, 2010 at 11:16 PM  

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