Hi to you that read my poems and musings regularly. I’d like to share with you about our community. I’m not talking about your home towns, cities or even your churches. I’m talking about this blogging community. I’ve come to know some kind folks on wordpress. Who, at times, get me and where I’m coming from. People who have the same struggles as myself. Who have come from similar backgrounds; all with one same love…the love of God. Eventhough, there are some who believe in the trinity, or those who believe in one God. Those who believe once saved always saved and those who believe in steps to salvation. I’ve never shared my views on my doctrine and I don’t plan to unless God tells me otherwise. Because at the end of the day the Lord is good and He is the reason we unite.
With all that said…I’d simply like to share with you the kindness that each of you have at your fingertips through this community. I’ve made a good friend in a woman named Kathy Wire. I can’t tell you her phone number, her birthday, or or her hair color. But I know I can count on her prayers and her support in anything I write. How awesome to make a friend like that. Thank you Kathy. I’m sure many of you are just as grateful for her as I am. I see her encouraging comments on many of your posts.
Sue Love is another who is just simply there for you rain or shine. Even when her days are rainy and gloomy, she’s has a listening ear. She trusts us to pray for her needs.
Stu is a friend. He has recently given of his time and effort to put together a prayer line/chain. I’ve been running a prayer text for many years. I know personally, how demanding and emotionally draining tending to others prayers can be. I can also testify to what a blessing it can be as it keeps you accountable. If you’re asking others to pray, then you best be setting the example for others to follow.
Bruce is a friend up yonder in Canada. I pray for his daughter and son whenever I think of him or see him on wordpress. I don’t know their names, but I know the need for their salvation is very real to my friend Bruce. I often think how cool it is that little old me here Cornville Indiana (that’s a joke y’all b/c corn is what we have here) could pray for these two lives and how maybe just maybe my prayers will make a difference.
Lastly, the reason for this post comes with an of kindness this week from a fellow blogger, Melissa McLaughlin. I needed to help my kindergartner with her sight words. But each time we sat to do her flashcards, I’d lose her interest quick and it usually ended in tears. I want her to learn these so much; so that she can learn to read and write. Something you and I do each day. Something that we bloggers thrive on. I remembered seeing that Melissa is a teacher, so I asked her if she knew a way to help my child. She gladly emailed me information. You could tell she put some effort in it. I felt blessed by her kindness. I also felt a part of a larger community than we see on the surface. At our fingertips, we have talents of others, encouragement of others, prayers of others, and trust in our prayers from others. Sounds like a good old fashioned community to me!