I can talk to large groups of strangers, but smaller groups, not so much. It seems counter-intuitive, but to me, smaller rather than larger groups means putting yourself more on front street.
The Spirit God gave us does not make us afraid. His Spirit is a source of power and love and self-control.
2 Timothy 1:7 ERV
Then it took several months, and accidentally landing on a new link-up, before I learned there were rules to linking up. So, I was linking up and commenting on the requisite number of other blogs. Still, I wasn't really engaged.
Along the way, I noticed a couple of names that showed up frequently in my meager blog comments. And then I realized those same women and I were linking up on some of the same blogs.
They were continually and faithfully devoting themselves to the instruction of the apostles, and to fellowship, to eating meals together and to prayers.
Acts 2:42 AMP
I began to seek out my new "friends" on link-ups and visit their websites. Guess what I've discovered? One seems to be an outstanding scholar, with a spiritual depth I would like to grow into. The other is widely traveled and diversely talented. I recently discovered that she is also a reading teacher in a small, private school, like me. They are remarkable women!
I am writing these things to all of you, my little children, because your sins have been forgiven in the name of Jesus our Savior.
1 John 2:12 TLB
It makes me sad that I didn't join the conversation sooner. I'm thankful God kept nudging me into the room where His daughters are so good at being candid and caring.
She conducts her conversations with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is ever her concern.
Proverbs 31:26 VOICE