Blog Hop 101 & Community

I sometimes get overwhelmed when I sit and think about all God has done in this place. In me. In you. In us.

It really is amazing.

You see, these Online Bible Studies are more than just reading books together and checking off a list of assignments completed.

This is our gathering place.

Women, sisters, and friends gather here from all over the world – connected by the desire to know God more.

In this pursuit of knowing God more we can’t help but be known, too. Known by God and known by others.

Often this requires scary vulnerability and walking through some pretty uncomfortable places. 2 Timothy3:16 says scripture is “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.” So, as we read God’s Word daily, we are exposed, rebuked, encouraged, convicted, and much, much more. And some of that can be uncomfortable, right?

In community, we can walk together through these places that sometimes stretch us and cause (spiritual) growing pains. We can support each other, pray for each other, and share with each other.

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If you saw my video above (if not, click here) you heard me say that community is about sharing and that we were going to give you the opportunity to practice that sharing!

So . . . every Thursday on the blog (right here) during this study we will have a Blog Hop. Don’t have a blog? No worries. There are several ways to participate. Pick one or more ways that work best for you.

  • Link your blog (if you have one)
  • Pick one (or more) blog(s) to read and leave some encouraging comments
  • Choose one of the topics and write about it in the comment section

We do have a few rules to follow so that things stay neat, tidy, and relevant.

  • First, you must have a blog to be able to link up. Otherwise, you won’t have a link to share, right? Remember, the blog hop is optional. You don’t have to blog, but you can still participate by visiting some of your sisters here who do. And you can share in the comment section right here on this page. See how there’s something for everyone? I love that.
  • Second, choose your topic. You must choose one of our provided topics. It’s like a big Sunday school classroom and everyone gets to join in the discussion about our lesson for the week. Use the topic as your blog post title or mention it somewhere in your post so that everyone is clear about which one you chose.
  • Once you publish your post on your blog, copy your permalink to your clipboard. The permalink is the link to your specific blog post and not just to your main blog. This way when someone from our community visits, they go straight to the topic at hand. Click here to view a ‘How-To’ video.OR click here for printable instructions. 
  • Come back here to our Blog Hop, find the ‘Add your link’ button near the bottom of the post, and paste your permalink in the space provided. You’ll also be prompted to add your name, email, and select a photo icon.
  • Congrats! You’re done! Now just wait a few seconds, refresh the page, and you should see your icon.
  • As a courtesy, read and comment on the blog linked up in front of yours.
  • Don’t forget to add our Blog Hop button to your blog so that others can find their way here to participate.

Of course, if you have any questions please feel free to leave them in the comment section. We will do our best to answer as quickly as possible.

Let’s practice linking up today! Here’s our topic:

  • COMMUNITY – What does community mean to you? What do you need from community? What can you give to community?
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  1. lynn-dee says:

    HI silly question how do you create a blog?

  2. Community is support. Everyone has discouraging days but when in a community there is always someone there to lift you back up and always someone to lift up and pray for on their bad days.

  3. Kelly Roberts says:

    Community is your life. You need to talk to someone about life. Share the good and bad with. Love on each other.

    • So true, Kelly! We need those people in our lives we can take off all the masks and be real . . . with the good, the bad, and the ugly. We need a safe place to share and trusted hearts who care enough to love no matter what. That’s community.

  4. Community to means a place where people can call ‘home’. A place where we are supported, support others, love and share with each other. A place where I can laugh, cry, feel safe, trust others, grow in relationship with each other and with God.

  5. I perceive community to mean understanding God’s purpose for saving us. For years I didn’t understand that my life as a loner, masking who I was and how I felt, was rebelling against all the God had for me. In doing so I was declaring I was my own God, and did not need that complex and beautiful support system that comes with community. Knowing I am accountable to others, knowing I don’t stand alone in this world, knowing that there are those who can laugh and cry and pray with me, has drawn me closer to God and His plan for my life. Being able to be transparent to others, hoping what I see and hear and feel can be of some help as I determine to stand besides those the Lord has placed in my sphere of connection, I am excited to see how our similarities and our differences can only make us stronger.

  6. lynn-dee. That is not a silly question. I have the same question.

  7. Debbie Johnson says:

    To me community is everyone I interact with during a day. It’s the people I work with, it’s the mailman, it’s the cashier at the grocery store, my family and neighbors. It’s anyone that God puts in my path that might see Jesus in me.

    • True, Debbie! And I love how you said “It’s anyone that God puts in my path that might see Jesus in me.” Community isn’t just about receiving, but about giving. When we give ourselves to others by showing Jesus in our words and actions we are so valuable to our community. Thank you for giving to others!

  8. Osila Aaron says:

    Community is a group of people who share a common interest, like Christianity. All who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ no matter their background form a community. a community gives you a sense of belonging. it is where you express yourself with what God has given you by sharing with others. It also gives a sense of security and freedom. You can give your time, money and self to a community.

    • Hi Osila! Thank you for sharing! I especially love two things you mentioned: belonging and freedom. When we feel that we belong or “fit” somewhere we are certainly more free to be truest selves!

  9. Wendy McAlpine says:

    I have always loved Jesus but in the last 4 yrs I have really had a passion for learning more… I am labeled as a religious freak now, I listen to my xm radio the message and it bugs my family who are Christians but don’t have the thirst for it like I do. I am loving these on line bible studies!

    • So glad you are loving these studies, Wendy! And thanks for sharing your passion here with us! 🙂

    • Martha (Small Group 42) says:

      Hey Wendy!
      So happy to hear of another “the Message” listener! My radio stays there (when I’m driving!) and my car is another place of worship. I wish I had more friends who craved the constant connection with God the way I do, but am thankful for the ones who do!
      Blessings to you in this study….I think it will be another great one!

  10. Christa Faith says:

    I also want to create a blog!! I can’t figure this out. I’m not very good at this stuff especially when I only have an iPhone lol

    • Hi Christa! I’ve never blogged from my iphone but your comment prompted me to do an App search and guess what??! There are SEVERAL blogging Apps to choose from including Blogger and WordPress! So check them out and get to blogging, girl! 🙂

  11. Wendy McAlpine says:

    I created a blog but can’t put in here on the blog hop it just days conveying to link in and does nothing

    • Hi Wendy. I ‘m so sorry you’re having trouble getting your blog to link up! Everything seems to be working on our end so hopefully it’s just a temporary connection issue for you that will be resolved quickly. So keep trying and let us know if you still can’t get it to work and we’ll do what we can! 🙂

  12. Latasha says:

    Community is coming together as one. And as unity. I expect fellowship. I gonna try to meet everyone of my sisters from obs. We can all reach together. I am still in the mist of trying to understand blogging. I know it’s by WordPress. But I don’t understand how to put pictures. Or how to go about. It would be biblical things and more. I’m gonna work on that this evening. Thank proverbs 31 and messengers.

    • Hi Latasha! You’re right! Unity and fellowship are so important in community!

      So awesome that you are stepping out and learning something new – blogging! And WordPress is a great place to start! They can certainly help you get set up and going! So glad you’re a part of the OBS community! 🙂

  13. I would just like to ask this community to lift my daughter Kim (who is 18) up in prayer. She went to emergency yesterday as she has been struggling with extreme pain in her head. They have run test and now we are waiting for results. Please pray for God’s healing! Pray also for accurate results and answers to what is going on! She is graduating High School next week and is in just so much pain. I know God is in control and I just felt lead to ask this community to lift my daughter up in prayers. Thank you!

    • This is what the Christian community is about. Thanks for sharing this need so we have opportunity to join together in prayer for your daughter. I’m praying right now for Kim.

    • Father God, we lift up Kristy’s daughter, Kim, to you right now. We pray for healing in Jesus’ name. We ask that you give wisdom to the doctors and help them determine the cause of her pain. Be with Kristy, Kim, and their family and give them peace in this time of waiting. In Jesus’ name we pray – amen.

    • Martha (Small Group 42) says:

      I pray you get answers and the help Kim needs and that she will be better for graduation.
      Community is definitely sharing our needs and prayer requests.
      God bless you!

    • JessicaAutumn says:

      Father God, I lift up this young women to you. I thank you that You are always with her, and that You are her support, healer, restorer, comforter, and that You will provide whatever it is that she needs each day. God, I pray that you would remove the pain from her head God if it is in your will, and if not God I pray that you would be her Comforter. God I pray that you would give the doctor’s wisdom to know how to remove her pain. I also pray for peace for her family as they are in waiting. God I also thank you for providing her with the courage and strength to get through this no matter what the outcome is. God, I lift all these things up to you in Jesus name. Amen.

  14. Krista Overman says:

    Community to me means togetherness, unity, being part of the same team. I feel as though what is needed in a community is love, support, trust, prayer, a listening ear & ways to show acts of service/kindness to those around us. Ways I enjoy giving back is having the opportunity to encourage someone or just being silent and having a listening ear. Helping any way I can.

  15. Tosha Goyette says:

    If I’m being honest I believe I currently live within 2 different communities. The first community includes those that I tend to interact with on a surface level (i.e., people at the grocery story, the library, hair salon, etc.). This first community may also include the parents of my children’s friends or any other individual with whom I may interact on a surface level. Within this group, we may share similar interests, such as, wanting what is best for our town or the school system that our children attend; however, the relationships tend to remain surface level.
    The second community that I belong too; is this one. A community of believers in Christ. We are woman on different journey’s on our walk with the Lord; but we are all striving towards the same goal. It is within this community that I feel most comfortable & willing to be “real”. Thankfully, I also have several Christian friends who also make up my community in Christ & it is here that the masks come off. I can be real, open & honest; without worrying about sharing too much, being too “preachy” or offending those who may not share my faith.
    Yet, this is also my struggle. I’m still learning how to bridge the gap between the 2 communities that I’m part of. We need to show the love of Christ to all & I’m definitely a work in progress in this area!

    • It is here we take the masks off… Amen. So glad we have a place we can gather together and be real, without feeling threatened or wondering about how others will take us.
      Interesting point about bridging the two communities. This is where letting our light comes in… and how marvelous it would be if your willingness to be the bridge led someone to your Jesus!
      Thanks for sharing here. We are all works in progress… Thank God that He isn’t finished yet!
      Lauren, P31 OBS Blog hop team

    • Tosha . . . I love how you broke down the people you interact with into two communities. I think it’s so important and wise to know those specific people God has placed in our lives to get real, transparent, and comfy with. So glad you’re a part of THIS community! 🙂

  16. When i think of community the first thing that comes to mind is “unity.” Coming together as a whole. Thank God we have places like church,bible studies and groups of christian people that can come together. Then we can go out and bring others to Christ in communities. Thats my goal.

  17. Ashley G says:

    Community is sharing. It is the give and take, supporting and being supported. It is a group with a common identity.

    • Love that thought on give and take. I must confess I too often try to be the taker! I love your thought about sharing… sharing our thoughts, and sharing of ourselves. Thank you for being a part of our community!
      Lauren, P31 OBS blog hop team

    • Yes, community IS sharing! So glad YOU shared today, Ashley! 🙂 And you’re right – WE have a ‘common identity.’ CHRIST in us!

  18. Keri Taylor says:

    Over the past year, I have come to realize how important community is. To me, community is a lifeline to a body of believers. In my past, I have always isolated myself and have been somewhat of a loner. I recently became a part of a small group of ladies at my church, and I never knew what I was missing! They have helped me through some very difficult times and are still there to help any time I need them. There are some situations you just should not face alone….and you don’t have to! There is a world of wonderful women around, just waiting to be the shoulder to cry on or to lend a helping hand!

    • I can so relate to your statement about being a loner. I have always been an introvert and struggled with letting my masks fall. I get uncomfortable around new people, and to be honest, I still struggle in this area… but Thank God! This community has made me more comfortable in my skin… and that has filtered out into my community at home. Thank you so much for sharing today and for being a part of our community!
      Lauren, P31 OBS blog hop team

  19. Julie Phillips says:

    Community displayed itself when 10 years ago my husband was injured in a motorcycle accident and the deaconess committee provided meals for weeks. Community is the heart of the book of Acts. I seek out prayer from my church community and seek to offer pray back to those in need. I seek encouragement from my community and often just find it watching others worship Jesus through song. Lastly, I see community come to life when I use my God given gifts to minister to others. Likewise when others minister to me.

    • What beautiful examples of community! Your comments shows us that we can be living testimonies to being comforted during struggles and then being able to be the comfort. That, to me, is what community is about… support and ministering to others when you can, but being willing to accept the same when you are in need. Love this comment! Thanks for sharing!
      Lauren, P31 OBS blog hop team

    • I love this, Julie. Especially when you said, “I see community come to life when I use my God given gifts to minister to others.” Such wise words! Thank you for sharing!

  20. Christina says:

    Good Morning,
    What I think of when I think of Community are the people that are there for me and help keep me accountable. They are the ones I know I can go to when I am sad or happy. They cry with me, laugh with me and celebrate with me. They also are the ones that will give me the push to leave my comfort zone or kick my butt when I do something stupid. I think we all have communities that we are a part of. Social interaction in any form can be a community of sorts, the normal everyday interaction we have with random strangers or coworkers are also a form of community. They are my social interaction when I really don’t want to be around people but still need that presence.

    • How wonderful to have someone who kicks our butt (lovingly!) That is the beauty of community! We understand that tough love is needed, and encouragement, and acceptance… and celebrate with each other as well! Thank you for being a part of our community!
      Lauren, P31 OBS blog hop team

    • Hi Christina! Oh yes, community can push us to leave our comfort zones and kick our butts when we do anything stupid! And you know we all need this sometimes, don’t we (or at least I do!). 🙂

  21. Tara Seely says:

    Community is when people come together to help and encourage each other. I need more contact from our community to make me feel like I’m a part of a group not just friends of a select few. If that sounds negative, I’m sorry. I can give a lot to the community. I’m very outgoing and love introducing myself and meeting new people. Love to help others.

    • Praying that you will find that community here and in real life. Thank you for being here and contributing!!
      Lauren, P31 OBS blog hop team

      • Hi Tara,
        I feel the same way at times. I tried doing an on line class, and I felt very foolish and not connected. I kind of felt like I didn’t matter, so why try. I kept on doing the class, but the more I did it, I felt insignificant. Sad huh? It was the enemy telling me those awful things and he got a grip on my insecurities. I finished the class, but not to the best of my ability, all because I didn’t feel connected. Tara, i want all of us to feel a connection.

        • Trish Cordell (Proverbs 31 Ministries OBS Team) says:

          Ya know Tara and Jessie, I have been in those shoes and I have traveled the same road. There are times I feel like my contributions don’t matter and that’s when I found I needed to dig deeper into where that was coming from and realize I’m not performing for anyone except our Father~~ An audience of One. At the end of the day I can go to to my Daddy and tell Him about my day and how I felt and He’s listening. I know that whatever disconnect I’m feeling, He will show me nothing but truth and nudge me back to the path I need to be on. You both make a difference and you both are a vital part of community no matter the size because the gifts God has put inside you are exactly what someone needs. 🙂 Praying for you both!!

  22. Community means tome Thegetting together of like minded people. To encourage one another and support through prayer , by sharing experiences through which we can grow spiritually

    • Kris Danko (Proverbs 31 Ministries OBS Team) says:

      And this place is wonderful for growing spiritually, Grace! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  23. For me, community is growing together, linking arms in battle sometimes. It means we are here to help each other, encourage each other in a purposeful, meaningful way. There might be lots of friends in my life, people I love, but I would not necessarily think of them all as my community. My community peeps are all across the world, and for those people, the best thing (sometimes the only thing) I can do is pray for them. I love my community of Christian Sisters!

    • Deje (P31 Ministries OBS Team Volunteer) says:

      I love how you said encouraging other in a purposeful, meaningful way.! I also liked the linking arms in battle because as Christians that is what we do!

  24. Samantha says:

    To me, community is a group of people sharing with each other without fear of judgment – be it laughing, crying, studying, questioning, whatever. And being part of that community means supporting each other in whatever way needed, through prayers, responses, or just “listening.” To feel that connection through Christ, to know we are all part of his family. It is such a beautiful bond!

  25. I really like what Vicki Whitlock said. I agree. Community is about accountability in a safe and love filled environment where people not only will get up in your face and tell you when you’re wrong but they will also hold you and dry your tears when you cry. Community to me has to be a place where ideas flourish nd people are honest giving everything the Lord has in them to share with each other because you never know what might be truly a blessing to someone else.

  26. I love the concept of community. It is a gift to be surrounded by like-minded women. A community of ladies is where one can come and feel safe and validated. Women should lift each other up and this community will be very beneficial to all of us. Community here to me means safety, validation, acceptance, love and freedom. We are all in the same boat. Community to me, also means some chains might be broken here!

    • Kris Danko (Proverbs 31 Ministries OBS Team) says:

      Thanks, Jessie!! This community is amazing for being supportive and exactly what is needed, no matter what is going on!!

  27. I love this acrostics…….Unselfishly Nurturing the Importance of Togetherness Yields UNITY! I love people, care about others & always have to the point I expect others to care the same way in return…yikes, that’s dangerous territory! God created me to be outgoing/giving, to reach out to those who are hurting, to love on the lonely, smile at a stranger….encouraging others can bring joy to a hurting heart; not just others, but our own! But, putting high expectations on others who may not have been given that inherent gift from God is not really fair. When we do, yep… the walls come up and relationships are hurt! But God is our refuge, not turning to loneliness or inwardly thinking we can handle things alone/ourselves! Or perhaps, we are so hurt that we are going to quit trying altogether? Been there, done that and it doesn’t work! I was so stubborn, it took me many times NOT to resort to being introverted, when God didn’t create me that way. But oh how easy it is to live in our bubble so we don’t get caught up community drama, other’s problems, gossip, being ridiculed for trying to do the right thing, being left out…again, or just plain hurt feelings. I’m a 48 year old woman and thought all that “stuff’ would be behind me, but we’re all a mess w/o Jesus! We fall again and again, praying some of the same prayers again and again. Don’t stop praying…you may be one prayer away from hearing God’s answer:) We were born to NEED Him and people! Thank the Lord we all have different, special qualities to offer back to the community! So when we’re down, our sister or brother in Christ is up, ready to pull us out of the pit & vice versa! So how can we give back to our community? The question is are we going to search for our (S)spiritual gifts, search with all our (H)heart while working on our hearts to be more like His, use our God-given (A)abilities, understand our(P)personality God has given us to be more effective for His glory, and knowing/using all of our (E)experiences… that none of them are wasted and God wants us to share them to help others. This is Rick Warren’s SHAPEd to make a difference formula…love it and it has helped me grow in my Christian walk in so many ways. It’s also rescued me from giving up hope in times when I felt alone, unworthy, or defeated by life’s circumstances. So, using my SHAPE to encourage my COMMUNITY is purposeful and exercising obedience to God’s commands & promises! When you don’t know what else to do, reach up to God and out to others! Quote from Rick Warren: “The Bible says we are put together, joined together, built together, members together, heirs together, fitted together, and held together and will be caught up together (1 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 2:21-22, 3:6, 4:16; Colossians 2:19; 1 Thessalonians 4:17).” Now that’s a community made in Heaven and one we could surely work on while we’re here on this earth!

    • Amy I can fall right in to that introvert trap and a trap it is. Yes God created us all different and unique so that we can have beautiful communities using those gifts He has blessed each one of us with. Love that quote you shared from Rick Warren – what a beautiful pattern of community. I may have to go and add that to my blog today. Love it and don’t want to forget it.

  28. I gotta say, I am a bit overwhelmed already. I will only be responding here once in awhile. I will have accomplished a feat if I can keep up with the lessons. I have to say how much I admire the ground-works that have been put in place for this study…..good organization, good thought put into the many and varied steps needed to make this fly. Congratulations on a job well done.
    That’s community.

    • Patty, That is the great thing about OBS… you can check in whenever. My advice is to set aside 15-30 minutes a day and devote it to the study. It can be in the morning, in the evening… just sometime that you know you can take a break. Remember that above all, it is a Bible study, so use it to point you toward His Word. Use the blog for interaction as you can. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed!!! You can do this, my friend! Love and prayers!
      Lauren, P31 OBS blog hop team

  29. Pam Ranson says:

    Community means an extension of family to me. I think we all need a sense of accountability from our community, someone to gently pull us back when we are headed in the wrong direction. Someone who can listen to our “rants” and point us back to the Lord! I think my role is to be that person for others. Each of us can be encouragers, building up the body of Christ.

  30. Crystal says:

    A community to me is a group of people that can come together in a time of need to help our saved and unsaved brothers and sisters. That can be done in many ways such as Christians praying for people, donations of things families may need, or just as simply as someone being a good listener.

  31. Community is a place where you can offer support to and get support from others, a place to share ideas and offer encouragement, and place where folks pull together, even if only in the virtual world, to accomplish great things.

  32. Hello! Just popping in to say I love all of the sharing, encouraging, and support already going on here in this community! Looking forward to this OBS as it is my first and I know there are many of you in the same boat with me! Blessings to all as we grow through this together!

  33. Community to me means a place where people come together to share, grow and thrive. I need to feel like I belong and that it is a safe environment in which I can be myself. I have always been an encouraging person. So,to my community I can offer encouragement and a heart that listens without judgement.

    • You can be yourself, Judy. God doesn’t want us to be anybody other than who He created us to be. Proverbs 31 OBS Community is a safe place to laugh, cry, love, and grow. We do life together, lifting up and encouraging each other. I’m so glad you’re bringing your gifts to share within the P31 OBS Community.
      ~ Carla P. P31 OBS Blog Hop Team

  34. Lynn Fincher says:

    Great welcome to the community.. Thank you Shelly Faust..Love all the encouragement right from the start.. Blessings, Lynn

  35. Michelle Pagán says:

    Community is support. A place that you can share thoughts and feeling and be yourself without judgement.
    I cant imagine a better community than women of all different walks and of life who are there to lift each other up.

  36. Martha (Small Group 42) says:

    Community can many different places and sets of people in our lives.
    Our most influential community is our family, our loved ones who know the “real” us.
    Then we have our neighbors, co-workers, friends, extended family, our church family, and then the strangers we interact with on a daily basis, even y’all in OBS (and other online communities). All of these “communities” mold and shape us into the people we are, and we also are responsible for helping to mold and shape those in our community.
    Thank you P31 for this great community to belong to! <3

  37. Evening all! I have been trying for an hour to figure out how to add a Blog Hop button on my wordpress blog….which i have set up some time ago, but still learning how to use….Any Help would be appreciated! is it a widget? how do I add it – is it a link? do I go to settings, customize???? sorry getting tired…
    Thanks and Blessings….Love YA
    Teresa

    • I don’t have wordpress, but I’ll ask our other blog team members. For blogger.com, which I use, you have to be in html mode to add the button. You copy/paste the script underneath the button on the lefthand side of this page. I’ll go ask for reinforcement =)
      Lauren, P31 OBS Blog hop team

  38. BethAnn says:

    we need a like button! I just love what everyone is saying! And im excited to see all the new bloggers we are going to have! 🙂

  39. BethAnn says:

    The two words that come to mind when I think of community are home and support. It is so nice to have a place that is safe to be yourself, home; in a community of women who are all here for the same reason…. to come closer to our God. Nobody here looks at your Jesus Freak tshirt weird, because we are all Jesus Freaks! Knowing that we can come here and be ourselves on the good days, the hard days, the less than days…. and be supported and lifted up, by women who we may have never met but are here to rally because we are sisters in Christ.

  40. BethAnn says:

    Speaking of accountability and more connection, is anyone interested in starting a small group? Or are there small groups… somewhere…. to have a more personal connection?
    If there aren’t any already established, please comment to my post and we can figure out some logistics or email me…. iammrshinton@gmail (dot) com.

  41. Stretching – and not the kind related to exercise – I love it! I need it! (I probably need the kind related to exercise, too, but baby steps.) 😉 Going outside of our comfort zones? That’s the stuff!

    Shelly, this post was a beautiful reminder of all of the qualities that make this particular community great! Thank you for encouraging us to get in on it.

  42. Sabrina says:

    Community is family. People who come together to care, share and encourage each other as we journey through life learning to be more like our Savior daily. It is also home; a place of safety. The place where I can be me and even in my brokenness and ugliness I am loved.

    • I am so glad that He heals the broken and makes beauty out of ashes. You are beautiful, you are loved… you are God’s masterpiece. Thank you for joining us!
      Lauren, P31 OBS blog hop team

  43. Rachel McGhie says:

    Hi, I’m not particularly technological but really excited about the study and taking part so hoping I can read others blogs and comment.
    My community is the people around me daily: my neighbours who I can get to know and share Jesus with; my work community who I spend my days with living as a light for Jesus and of course my church community – my God family. We have different communities in which we love and witness.

  44. Erica E says:

    Community..when we all come to unite under the body of Christ. I envision a umbrella(God) and all of us here are under it that’s a community. We don’t have to know each other personally but because we are believers in Christ and together growing and praying we all share the same space. I’m glad I’m here.

    Community please pray that we sell our home next month. Also to pray that I find the right career path for me and my family.

  45. Hi gang,
    I am relatively new to blogging (have wanted to for YEARS though) and I’m trying to find out… can I ‘follow’ any other types of blogs other than WordPress? That is who I am using. I wasn’t sure if I could follow “blogspot” and such through my own blog or if I have to just follow other blog users through my email.

    I’ve got a bunch of your WordPress users followed already!!

    Thanks!!

  46. Wow! Lots of good blots today. I liked seeing some of the same passages talked about in different ways.

  47. Jeanne Yates says:

    What does Community mean to me? Community is a group of people (in our case for this study, women) working, playing, praying and sharing together about their lives, work, OBS, and various things that are important to them, children and husbands are most likely at the top of that list, but God should always be first in line. We look up for wisdom and study the Word of God together and share our hearts and souls with our sisters in Christ. That is what Community means to me.

  48. To me a community is a group of people that support each other in their endeavors. We will learn with each other and from each other. It’s OK to disagree at times, that is how we expand our horizons and maybe even change our outlooks.
    I am looking forward to this study and need to get my blog updated!

  49. Community is a group of people who share something in common. Most common thing is where they live. We each live in a community. Community is also the groups you belong to within or outside of your community.
    The best community is the one of believers. This community encourages me each day.

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  52. Maybe this time will work?

  53. Evidently, Im having trouble linking up…any help?

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  56. Charlene says:

    Community is a group of people who are not afraid to be authentic with one another…You don’t have to appear to have it all together…You can be real with each other and ask for help when needed…You pray together and en courage one another to be the person Christ created you to be…

  57. Community is closeness. Community is accepting. Community is reaching down for another that has fallen and reaching up when I have fallen. Community is honesty with love. Community is absolutely The Golden Rule. Community is practicing “loving our neighbors as ourselves”.

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  62. Tiffany Lieber says:

    COMMUNITY – What does community mean to you? What do you need from community? What can you give to community?

    Community to me is feeling at home. For me family does not always mean community but community is feeling at home. Feeling at home with my surroundings, knowing that I am safe and loved, and making others feel safe and loved in return. Community is about sharing and accepting. I need to know that I am accepted completely. My past, my faults, my future, and my dreams and that includes those same things for my husband and kids. If you can’t accept them then I can’t be a part of your community. What I can bring to community? Acceptance, empathy, understanding, a listening ear, and an open heart willing to share and be shared.

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