a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage
Right now, I feel in between communities. I think this might be a “side-effect” of being where we are right now in preparing for the mission field. We are traveling so much that it is hard to be “in community” with others.
It’s a hard place to be. Sometimes even a lonely place to be.
We do have our church family… but when you are gone more Sunday’s then you are there, it makes it difficult to build on those relationships.
I have a couple of women in my life that I talk with and sometimes spend time with, but (and I’ll just be honest and throw it out there) sometimes have a hard time being vulnerable and developing that deep friendship that we as women sometimes so desperately need. I come by it honestly… my best friend passed away about five years ago and since then the two times that I let myself become close again with someone, I was burned and hurt.
I miss being knee deep in community; that’s where I used to live my life and where I want to live it again.
Are you living community, or is it something you struggle with?