Hello. The last 3 years were almost more than I could handle–and this after I thought I’d had plenty of other challenging times in life over the years! What did I know?! I have accepted the fact that life involves continuous learning opportunities.
Fortunately God has provided support in every corner of my heart and mind. I’m thankful for scripture that speaks louder and stronger than life circumstances. And I’m grateful for friends who have never given up on me. What a blessing! I suspect too many people are isolated these days. If you don’t have the kind of friends who would drive 2 hours to rescue you from a hospital after your body totally locked up while you were alone in a hotel room and had to be carried out while screaming by 6 EMTs…[Yes, that happened. Story for another day.]…then here are a few ideas about how to seek more friends:
- Join a small group or Bible study at your church. People who grow together over a topic or activity may connect in a lasting way.
- Sign up for Meet Up groups in your area. Curious about a craft, hobby or crypto-currency? There’s a group out there somewhere for you.
- Show up for community events or causes in your neighborhood. Being helpful can lead to whole new relationships or interests.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 9Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10If either of them falls down, one can help the other up….
Of course, building friendship(s) takes time. And it can’t be all about you. When you are brave to try any of the above ideas, remember to be genuinely interested in getting to know other people. Listening is one of the best things you can offer to others.
As the title might suggest, I am back to blogging. And this time I think my confidence has grown enough to stick with it. The picture in this post is from a special trip in 2016 when I ran away to seek God’s guidance from the highest mountain I could find with the help of 4 other ladies. Now that is a story & a half! We’ll get to it.
God bless you!