“I’m lonely,” my friend said to me, jostling her baby from one hip to the other. “Sometimes I just wish I could have adult conversation with someone who isn’t going to judge me for sticking my two-year-old in front of a cartoon show while I blow dry my hair.”
Created for Community
If you’ve every felt isolated and yearned for someone to talk to, to study the Bible with, or to pick you up when you’ve fallen yet again, you’re not alone. Your plight is shared by millions of women worldwide.
Meet Your New Study Buddy
I’ve participated in several Good Morning Girls studies, reading and writing my way through the gospel of Luke, studying passages during Advent, and doing a close reading of Colossions. I love that they provide materials and Facebook groups to make for a no-excuses approach to studying God’s Word. Love it!
“We believe that one of the most amazing gifts God gave women is the ability to connect and (in)courage each other to walk with Him in our daily lives. We love that (in)courage is a place we can do life together.”
I’ve recently joined an (in)couragers group, and I’ve loved connecting with some of my blogger friends in a smaller setting. There are lots of groups to choose from, whether you want to join one based on demographics or purpose. The friendships you create through interactions about life are lifegiving.
“SheReadsTruth is an online community committed to reading God’s Word together. […] Our vision is to invite women into God’s word daily and facilitate meditation, reflection, discussion and prayer based on the Word of God.”
“We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real. On Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them.”
Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
So if you’re lonely or just looking for some encouragement, give one of these communities a chance. You may just find a new group of friends.
Are you in an online community? If so, what has your experience been like?
Or know of a community I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to check it out!
This post is part of the this month’s #Intentional series: my walk with God. Read more posts in the #Intentional series here.