I can’t write about anything else today than (in)RL. My heart and head have been heavy this week about this conference, a place to go, just as you are, to be with friends new and old and not yet made. A free conference, a vision, a blessing, a wonderful life changing amazing video conference and it starts today.
I know what it’s like to crave friendships. The huge empty girlfriend shaped hole in your heart that wants nothing more than to have someone see. See you. For who you are. And invite you in to their life. I’ve been hurt by community and I’ve run from it.
But God has used it to break my heart for community. If I’m honest, I spent most of yesterday in tears over this very thing. Because yesterday? God showed me the incredible power of friendship when He’s in the middle of it. When emails fly between real life friends for prayer and laughter. When text messages fly between girlfriends in three different states, laughing, praying, planning, living real honest authentic life as “together” as they can be.
And when your sisters need a friend? When they pour their hearts on the page and cry out in desperation? There are women who see. Who step up and do the thing. Lift in prayer, shoulder to cry on, empathetic and kind words. Inviting in after they’ve poured and given and given some more.
Community? Friendship? It’s not for the faint of heart. Be brave, sisters. You are seen. And invited….would you join us today? (in)RL starts today and we have a place saved just for you.
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