Since coming to Samford I have added a few words to my vocabulary, and I’m not talking about the words that are typical of college students. Words that have a spiritual meaning to them as well and have impacted my walk with the Lord, like sabbath and community. I’ll get to sabbath later but this post is about community.

Community. I mean, real intentional community that is found with friends that are walking with you on this journey with God. Friends that are there for you when you need them whether it’s 9pm after a long day of school and rush practice or 10am when they have nothing going on. Friends that will hold you accountable when you need it, pull you back down to the real world when you start to get a big head, hold your hand when your world is falling apart. Friends that will encourage you and push you to go farther when you want to give up. A community that is centered around Jesus Christ and not just about who got engaged this weekend. A community that will be there for you when life is too much for you handle on your own.

I’m so thankful for my community. I have the best friends on the planet. I would be lost without them. I have some wonderful friends at home and at Samford and they mean the world to me. They are the definition of community and have walked with me through some of the hardest times in my life. They have prayed, encouraged, pushed, been a shoulder to cry on, a sounding board, and so much more. I have also walked with them through rough times and fun ones. Many of them are getting married and it’s fun to be around a bride and hear about wedding plans. My friends are awesome and I don’t know what I would do without them, God continues to use them over and over again, which I’ll forever thankful for.

These are just a few of the girls that make up my community. I love them so much.

Wonderful Friends

Albany. Birmingham. Charleston. Auburn. Athens. Columbus. Such a great group of girls that the Lord has blessed me with.

Thursdays Nights are just a great community to be a part of and if I could drive home every week, I so would. Thanks for all you do, Steph and Ryan

This girl. So incredibly blessed to have her in my life. You never know what one conversation can lead to.

So blessed to have this one. She is always there for me.

Best Friend. So thankful for this one.

I don’t know what I’d do without this girl. I really can’t believe we didn’t know each other before last year.

This girl. I’m so blessed by her continually.

These girls. Such an example of community. Thankful. Blessed.

Don’t know what I’d do without this girl. So thankful.

A special thanks to my wonderful friends for being such a great community because I’d be lost without you.

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2


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