It´s only a virtual sub culture. It´s not even a real place to visit, but it´s my place non the less.
My blogger community friends in this virtual sub-culture have become a part of my life.
I was so reticent in the beginning. Thinking that if I started to blog I wouldn´t want to journal any more, but I am finding it´s helping my creativity, my perspective, and even my spiritual walk. My blogger friends are so encouraging and funny. Most of them are missionaries or in full time service in some capacity. It´s such a highlight of my day when I see that one of my new found friends has written a new post or when they have come by to "visit" .
I even miss them when they don´t come by. Hmmmm, does this mean I am becoming dependent? Well, to one extent it´s good. I have new friends, but to another extent I must remember not to grow too dependent. The only One I should be truly dependent on is Jesus. I am talking expectations here. If my expectations are in any one else other than Jesus, boy am I gonna get disappointed.
A verse that comes to my mind so often is Psalm 62:5-6
"My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my
expectation is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation:
he is my defense; I shall not be move"
I say this to say, I look forward to seeing your comments. I read your comments. They have come to be a great encouragement for a missionary wife who sometimes feels out numbered. Out numbered in her own home, 4 boys to 1 girl and out numbered in the town, most everyone knows us as the sect down the street.
I say this to say, Thank you to those who encourage me and help me keep my focus.
I also say this to say, I miss you when you are away, but I will put my expectation in God and be patient.