This week I have felt strangely affected by the lives of some of my friends in bloggyland.
Upon my return several weeks ago from camping there was a letter waiting for me in my email.
It was from someone who wanted to tell me that they thought that someone else in bloggyland was living a fantasy through her blog.
How sad that this lady felt inclined to stop blogging. . .
I still think about her. . .weeks later. . .
If you are reading my blog.. . .my friend. . . I want you to know. . .
I pray for you. . .there is no other way to contact you ..
but your deleted blog has made me sad.
I also know that families are torn apart. . .different from when their blog began. .
this makes me sad. . .I don't know the circumstances but I know there is hurt. .
I know of families that have experienced great loss and serious illness and accidents. .
at least seven come to mind. . .
each one of these situations are real. . . and I've prayed for each one of you. . .
Bloggyland is not a real community in the sense that we see each other every week as some of us do at church on the weekends. . .
I still need my church community. .. a place where I can learn and be part of a community that loves and encourages and challenges me. . .
and keeps me accountable.
Never the less, we are a community that is not by chance but I believe that God has orchestrated our paths to cross .. to encourage and to challenge each other. . .
and motivate each other to be all that our lives were purposed to become.
We never really can know all that is on the other side of the keyboard. .
for some. . .blogging is certainly an escape. . a chance for acceptance. .
and possibly an opportunity to present a life that is desired.
I can't possibly know all of you. . .or know where your heart is. . .
but I know someone who does.. . .
and He loves you unconditionally . . . .
as He loves me unconditionally in spite of my warts .. .and lately . wrinkles.
If you are hurt. . .and alone. . I hope . . that you find the ultimate love your soul longs for.
If you are dissapointed in life. . . I'm sorry .
All of us .. .
have a void in our lives. . .
that only Christ can fill.
As you go into the weekend. . I pray that your heart will be
strangely drawn to the one who can meet you . . . where ever you are. . .
Our church is having its fall kick off. . .a new start .. you already know I love those. .
If you need a place to belong, besides .. bloggyland. .
look for a community church what will love you and make you feel welcome.
My heart is singing today. . .
and I felt compelled to share the hope with you that I have. . .
Have a wonderful weekend my friends .. .
the weather looks mighty nice in our neck of the woods.