6/21/12

Community

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about community. Like real, do life together community. I really thirst for that. To be doing life with other believers.

Lately, I've been watching a lot of home videos, too. We've recently had a lot of our old photos and videos digitized and I can see them all on my phone. Whenever I want. Is that not one of the coolest things ever?! At any point in my day, I can flip on my droid and watch a video of me and my sister, 3 and 1 years old, running up and down the hall giggling. Or watch a twenty year old video of one of my friends walking around in a pretty sweet dinosaur suit on Halloween. Oh, technology, you're not all bad.

A common theme in our old videos is community. The same families pop up all the time. Sometimes it's the whole family together for birthday parties or special events. Other times it's just three mama's hanging out with their babies, passing the day away. Either way, they're all just doing life. They really know each other. I'm so glad that I got to grow up in that before we moved. So thankful that the people God surrounded us with loved my sisters and I like their own kids. We didn't live remotely near family for the first ten years of my life but I never even realized it. We were never alone and I was never short on people to play with.

I want that for Eddie and I. Other couples and families to do life with. We have that, to an extent, but I want it to be deeper. Does that make sense? Acts 2 sort of deep. Close, in your face, at times seemingly intrusive community. People that we really know, keep up with, raise babies with, do life and work with.

So, I'm praying for this, among other things. Not just for the people and the opportunity, but for the intentionality to make it happen.

1 comment:

  1. Cool thoughts Steph. I've never lived by any extended family either, but growing up we always had allll sorts of friends and people in my house. I don't think I appreciated it then as much as I do now. I'd like to have a home one day filled with people, that's open to anyone, like friends of mine, my husband, our children, people from church, neighbors, teammates, whatever. It's so fun that way!

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