I am not talking about the marshmallow chicks here – I am talking about people that you can surround yourself with.
Community – we all need it. And yet, if you are anything like me, while I long for it – I shy away from true community.
Why? Because it can be scary!!
Because behind the mask of perfection that I like to wear is a broken, messy, desperate-at-times woman. And if I get involved in true community – you all might just see the “real” me….and that is scary!
What if the truth makes you all not like me. Then I find myself back in the 6th grade, sitting at home alone on a Friday night the only girl not invited to the best boy-girl party of the year….not that something like that happened to me – but if it did it would be terrible! 😉
But I have found something amazing as I have stepped lightly into the pool of “community”….there are some awesome, real, honest women out there that are just like me. Well maybe not JUST like me – but who “get” me – the real me AND want to invite me to the party of the year too!
Specifically, I have been involved with a small group of women that I have met as a part of this God Sized Dream Team. We have created a place where we can encourage one another, share burdens and prayer requests…it has been such a blessing!
These ladies are my peeps.
And they are lovely. And while I have a hard time sharing ;), I wanted to introduce you to these beautiful women. They each blog and I know that if you get to know them, you will love them like I do!!
Click on their links below and leave them some love. (None of them asked me to do this….I just am so blessed I needed to share the love!)
Alecia, a wonderful encourager, blogs at There’s Something Different.
Elise’s beautiful heart can be found at Our Stories God’s Glory.
Christine, a true sister at heart, shares her life at Living Joel 2:25.
Kristin, a sweet friend, with an (i) no less!!!, blogs at 152 Insights to My Soul.
Lisa has an incredible story and can be found at Life after the Shore.
Mel, my future BFF and Allume roommate, writes at A Barefoot Life.
Elizabeth Anne has some very funny stories to share over at Seasons with Soul.
Chelle lifts us up with encouragement and prayer and writes at Treat Me To A Feast.
and last – but certainly not least…
Gindi, has a loving and caring heart and blogs at Gindi’s – A Refreshing Spot for Working Women of Faith.
Over the next several months you may see these ladies here in this space. We will be doing some “guest posts” and I know that you will be blessed by each of them.
While my peeps don’t live in my same community – we have found ways to lift one another up, offer prayer and encouragement. If you don’t have a group of people that can do this for you….pray about it and then open your heart to finding community.
And get ready for an amazing ride!!