What would we do without others in our lives. They make the world sing, they bring us joy and peace; they help us when we are down, sick and just feeling out of sorts.
I belong to a few communities.
We have lived in a small town for almost 9 years. We know many people; our church is our home. When we visit Arizona we belong to a small community and we have found close friends in whom we can confide, chat and just enjoy their company. We have also found a church home. And of course we have our family – close and extended in whom we shower love, affection, and joy.
Our small community in Haliburton has shown me how people can help others. We have so many people doing so many things to make sure everyone gets support. The ones I can name quickly are the 4Cs (who look after food for those in need, and sell clothes at the Lily Ann (thrift store) to help keep the foodbank operational); Community Living who look after those who need a little more help to live on their own; Community Care which brings additional help to seniors; Point in Time which looks after the children in our community; The Bridge which provides a refuge for kids ages 9-20 with activities, games and music. They also bring them Jesus – in a quiet way. Our churches work with many groups as well to build a stronger community.
And online communities – which are growing every day – where we can meet and get to know others who share our interests – isn’t that wonderful?
Thanks for listening,
My five minutes are up. What do you think of when you hear the word – COMMUNITY
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Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.
We write because we love words and the relief it is to just write them without worrying if they’re just right or not. So we take five minutes on Friday and write like we used to run when we were kids.
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You do such good job on this blog Jan. Thanks for being used by the Lord to encourage His people!
Wow – thanks so much Brian. Your encouragement is really appreciated.
Thanks for sharing with me over at A Life Above the Sun…I’m fairly new the blogging thing and love how our online communities are growing, just as you said!
You are very welcome. I love meeting new friends in Christ.
“They make the world sing” – love that! Thanks for sharing the different communities that you are a part of- great perspective!!!
The world gets smaller as we reach out to others. And our hearts grow bigger.