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18 August 2015

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Beth Webb

The winner of the copy of For the Love is Candi Dorman! Thanks everyone for sharing my blog post and participating in the conversation. If you would like a copy of For the Love, pick up one at Amazon or Barnes & Noble! Local friends, you can buy one from me for $12!

Beth Webb

Candi, this book is so practical in that regard. She gives us some great ideas and insight into creating for ourself!! Enjoy reading:)

Candidorman

Sounds like a great book. I look forward to reading it and learning more about community - the community I'm desperately seeking in my life right now.

Beth Webb

Amy Marten posted, "Love your blog!! Here are my thoughts on community...We attend an adult bible fellowship with about 80 people our age. We continue to talk about community and how genuine community is built. The reality is the group is much too big. For us, hosting a small group (4 couples) has been a way we can connect and be real on a smaller scale. But it has taken over a year to build up trust, and I believe it has and will take even more intentional time for some people. Unfortunately, our "busy" lives prevent us from taking the needed time to establish this trust. Of course, busy is a choice too. We don't want to expose our issues. I wish we could all jump in, having faith that the freedom we can experience is totally worth it! I can't wait to get the book to learn more."

Beth Webb

I totally understand how desperately we need community at every stage, but come on, the little kid stage...we just might lose our minds without some adult conversation and people who love us no matter how we parent! I am glad you have found that through MOPS.

Liz23407

I love this, and I cannot wait to sit down with a cup of coffee and this new book that is sure to be inspiring and encouraging. I've found real community in my local MOPS group! Without these ladies, I might still be drowning in the messiness of mommyhood. It's so great to know we're not alone and that we're not supposed to go through our journey alone!

Beth Webb

Thanks, Mel! I am so glad God created us for real & genuine relationships and community!

Melodyedr

"If we could believe we are deeply connected in the fragile places, we could drop the games. When you tell me the truth about yourself, I no longer hide from you. You become safe for me. So guess what? You are now a recipient of my truth too. I am drawn to you. Your vulnerability makes a path for my own. Your truth-telling says to me, 'I will not despise, judge, or abandon you.'" Sometimes we get scared and we stop telling the truth. And, when we are living in real community, we don't have to be afraid anymore. Our people will love us. And, our people will begin telling the truth more and more if we lead them by telling the truth."

This is so good, I can't even ...
Thanks for attempting to live this and encouraging others to, Beth!!

Beth Webb

Thanks for sharing, Riely! I know God will continue to provide as you seek Him! You can be the catalyst...

RielyRae

This. I love this.
I had the most solid community of people around me for a year as we traveled the world together. People who saw me in my messiest moments and still loved me, people who called me out of junk and called me higher into the truth of my identity and into the freedom of the Father. People who wept when I wept and rejoiced as I rejoiced. People who love me for me, wherever I'm at, and who wouldn't allow me to be anything but 100% real and authentic and genuine no matter how ugly the genuine was sometimes they always saw the beauty the Lord was forming through it! They championed me and spurred me on, they challenged me and walked alongside me every step. They turned my eyes back to jesus every breath I took. They let me see their hearts, they trusted deep, they were hungry for more of the Father in all of us.

My struggle the last two years has been finding genuine community upon coming back to LG. I have some great sweet friendships here.. But nothing like the intense, spirit filled, let's do life together community I came from. Mostly because I'm one of the only my age around here who's seen what that genuine community looks like.. And it's something even words can't explain. It's something people have to hunger for, and the busy schedules and constant go go go of this generation has distracted from the growling of that hunger in their spirits. It's been hard, so incredibly hard.. I believe it's hard at all ages. But when we take that dive.. When we make that choice to commit and say yes and press deep into the hearts of those around us it is WORTH it. It becomes something we long for and love. I have hope Gods doing big things in this season with it! So so glad your hearts eager to see true community burst forth :) Praying revival of genuine community in this town, in this county, and in this generation. thanks for posting beautiful ;)

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