Connect to God and Friends in Our Lives



Welcome to Day 28 of #write31days. Connect is the prompt word for Five Minute Friday Free Writes. Throughout our lives we make connections with people, starting with our families. As I was growing up my parents taught me about God. Through them and in church I learned how to connect with God.


My mother was an example to me as I saw her read her Bible every day.


This beautiful wall hanging of the Lord’s Prayer was crocheted by her many years ago. It reminds me of her and her love for God. She passed on that love to me. Even though she is gone, we still have a connection. We both belong to Christ, and I will see her again.



The Lord’s Prayer


Words, ancient but true

Crocheted with tiny stitches

The prayer of our Lord




Through blogging I have met many people, and have found others who have similar interests. Some have become close friends even though we have never met in person. Others I have met in person and consider them good friends, too.


connect with other bloggers
I’m not sure who took this photograph, but it is from a meet up last year with blogger friends.


This connection with my online friends is as real as any with those who live near me.


Three friends I met online have become especially close. We share a love of nature, poetry and art. Joy Lenton and Bettie Gilbert have inspiring blogs. 


We pray for each other and communicate several times a week.


Peggi Di Benedetto is a talented artist who loves to gift people with her work. She and I talk on the phone each week to discuss Scripture that we have studied separately. We also pray for each other and communicate online throughout each week.


There are other friends I could mention, like Susan Shipe, who is a great inspiration to me and to many. I would encourage you to take a look at what these ladies have to offer. You will be blessed. I’m so glad God made a way for me to connect with these wonderful women and many more. My life is richer because of it.




I can’t forget my connection to nature especially since it is my theme for #write31days. Here is a haiku I wrote awhile back about a lovely pink rose.



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12 thoughts on “Connect to God and Friends in Our Lives

    1. Yes, we did have a great time. That’s the second time I met Susan. The first time was at Allume in 2015. I agree with you about the crocheted panel. My mom was quite talented in that area. Thanks so much for visiting!

      Blessings to you, Anita!

  1. Dear Gayl,
    Oh I am so blessed that you included me in your list of treasured friends! You have become such a beautiful blessing to me, through these online pages, and a beautiful friend from God! Oh may I keep my heart open to find those connections that He has planned for me. We just never know how God will bring things together, do we? And that crocheted tapestry is such an amazing heirloom from your Mom to hold onto. I am so thankful that the bonds of Christ will last through eternity! Blessings, love, and hugs to you my dear poet/sister/friend! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      Thank you so much! I’m so thankful God had us connect and appreciate you so much. You’re right, we never do know how He will work in bringing people together. Yes, my mom first made that for her mom.When she died it went back to my mom. And when she moved into an apartment she gave it to me. I will treasure it always. Blessings, love and hugs right back to you, my dear sister! xoxo

  2. Beautiful post, Gayl! It was my maternal grandmother who set the example for me through her Bible reading, prayer and unconditional love for others. Blessings and love to you, my friend. <3

  3. Hi Gayl! I think there’s just nothing like meeting blog-friends in ‘real life’. For some reason, you just feel like you know each other, even if you’ve never met.
    I’ve had the grace of meeting two blog friends, and it’s just so wonderful. You have met so many! That’s awesome! Truly some really wonderful connections.

    1. Hi Ceil! Thanks so much for visiting! It’s been so fun to meet blogger friends IRL. You’re right about feeling like you know each other. I guess it’s because we communicate a lot online and we have a common bond in knowing God. They really are wonderful connections.

      Blessings to you!

  4. Dear Gayl, oh how lovely to be included in your list of treasured friends! You are definitely in mine as well. 🙂 It’s a beautiful, unexpected gift of grace and a huge blessing to have become firm friends across the pond. I’ve really enjoyed getting to “know” you in this space and share openly like we do, even though we’ve never met in real life. I love the crocheted family heirloom you have pictured here. Such things are truly priceless. As is the foundation of faith that has been passed down to you. It’s a baton you are able to hand on to your children and grandchildren too. May God continue to bring you to make glorious connections with others! Blessings, love and hugs! xoxo <3

    1. Dear Joy, how could I not include you. 🙂 You are such a blessing and encouragement to me. I’ve also enjoyed getting to “know” you. Maybe one day in person… I cherish your friendship. I’m so thankful to have that wonderful heirloom my mother created along with the foundation of faith. May God bless you, too, with more wonderful connections! Blessings, love and hugs! xoxo

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