Five Minute Friday – Connect

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Five Minute Friday | 11 comments

I find joy in genuine connection with another. (rgbstock.com)

Connecting can be a challenge for me.

I am far more content to hang out solo and I’m not sure why that is.  Perhaps it’s that introvert in me that dominates that extrovert?

But, after attending two meaningful yet vastly different conferences for women this year, I have begun to realize the power of and the need for connecting with others in the body of Christ and outside the faith.

Ruach Journey showed me on an intimate level the need for connected blessing.  As a matter of fact, today I’m driving to Eufaula to catch up with my roommate that was chosen for me (yes, I was nervous to room with a stranger even if she is a Christian).  God blessed us both by connecting us that weekend and we remain in touch.

Then at She Speaks, I connected in the midst of hundreds with a couple handfuls of women there with similar callings, gifts, and ministries.  Since then, I continue to make connections with them via Facebook and Twitter. I have been blessed by connecting with them on their blogs and in emails.  A couple of phone calls have resulted and I’m even writing a short piece in an upcoming publication.

Connection.

Go figure.

I have learned that there are purposes in connecting with others: 

  • encouragement
  • accountability
  • prayer
  • help
  • friendship.

Even God had the need to connect and so He created man for relationship.

What about you?  What do you think about when you hear/read that word, “Connect?”

I’m connecting with others today at:

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11 Comments

  1. Love connecting with you! You are such a blessing! Woo hoo on the publication – want to hear more!

    • Thank you for being a sweet friend who gets me! You bless me too! I sent you the info via Facebook message on the publication opp! Yea!

  2. Great post. Wonderful reasons for connecting. I, too, am an Introvert. I like the quietness of my home – but I love connecting with others. I also like worshiping, dancing, and being with people – for short periods of time.
    Blessings,
    Jan

    • Jan, I’m so glad you took a minute and popped over here. I get that need to be refueled solo in order to connect with others. May God bless all your connections and your resting up for them!

  3. There are huge blessings in connection- when we are willing to step out of our comfort zones and be vulnerable. Love how you shared this! Thank you!
    By the way, my daughter is looking over my shoulder and she thinks your blog is beautiful! 🙂

    • Stepping out of our comfort zones to be blessed by connection…did you see that quote at the bottom of my blog? Take the next step! : ) Seems like God keeps having to remind me of that very thing in all things from cancer to connection.

      Hug your daughter for me and tell her that I thank her for her compliment. I’ve recently renovated the look and the name. I may be switching over to a new platform for blogging but I want to keep a similar look and color scheme. Pink means a lot more to me now than it used to.

      I’m going to hop over to your blog this afternoon and I’m looking forward to it.

      Thanks for stopping by.

    • So glad that you came by my blog too! I love the connections that FMF provides.
      All the best as you continue to follow God’s leading! And I will hug my daughter for your- I kind of like doing that! 🙂

  4. Fabulous post.

  5. Lovely post. I attended my first She Speaks this year and it rocked my world! Loved it!!

    Great to connect with you through Five Minute Friday.

    • Stefanie, it definitely rocked mine as well! How cool that we have a common connection! : )

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