“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

Mother Teresa



You know that feeling that everyone is hanging out except for you?  Confession time, Sistas.  I think everyone is having gourmet dinners over mason jar candles with “All Saints and Daughters” playing in the background, except for me.  Somehow my text invite got lost in the cloud.  Shalom in community is acknowledging some of these fears and insecurities with one another and then working through the hard together.  There’s this great saying in the Bible that says, we have been reconciled to God through Jesus so that we can be reconciled to each other.  Shalom in community is the ongoing practice of reconciling to one another. These are my favorite posts so far on belonging:

‘And So…I Joined A Bible Study That Scares Me”

“Third Way Thrival: A Reflection on ‘The Zimzum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage”

“How Not to Freak Out When You Have Guests Coming Over”

“Shalom in the Waiting: When Your Child Is Not Ready to Follow Jesus”

“Sistas Squad Up: The Four Friends I Needed What My Son Was Called the N-Word”