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Dawn Camp shares God’s gift of essential oils in her newest releases My Essential Oil Companion and It All Began in a Garden. She is a photographer, essential oil slinger, Mom to eight and Mimi to five. Dawn enjoys movie nights with her husband and steaming cups of Earl Grey.

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  1. Nicely written Dawn! It’s so true that through fellowship with other believers, our faith has a chance to grow. I love my bible study friends and the relationships I have been able to form through them 🙂

  2. Dawn,
    I NEED my Christian friends and the body of believers! They are my refueling station in this world. Though we are commanded to go out and spread the gospel to unbelievers, like Jesus, we need to pull ourselves away and be in the Father’s presence and in the presence of those who feed our soul. It’s a careful balancing act…to be, as you said, “in this world, but not of it”. My heart aches for this generation who, as a whole, seem so far removed from God. My prayer is that I can be a seed to help soften their hearts…thanks for a powerful post this morning!
    Blessings,
    Bev

  3. so well-written, and something that i have been noticing and trying to work on in my own twenty-something life. you’re right – there ARE people his age who want to talk about God! but they can be so hard to find. most of my closer friends live hundreds of miles away, but i cherish those relationships *because* they are the ones who i can talk about my God and my faith freely with, and have deep discussions with about what He is teaching us, how He is growing us. i loved what you said at the end – “let them be your people.” i think that is key, not to stop hanging out with those with more shallow conversations completely, but to evaluate who “your people” are, and to spend *more* of your time with those who challenge and strengthen you, feed you, and those you can feed, as well.

    • Traci, this is so good. Yes, you don’t have to limit your friends—hopefully you can be a positive influence and a catalyst for change with those who need it—but you need time with those who feed you. Thank you.

  4. Beautiful words and an important reminder for us not to stop speaking of God and sharing how He has worked in our lives.

  5. I’m a “twenty-something” and I was actually just talking to someone the other day about how relationships that aren’t rooted in Christ are just that, not rooted in Christ and shallow. There is no fulfillment in it. The Bible does tell us to spur each other along and if you’re surrounded by people than can’t do that or don’t want to do that, that’s of absolutely no benefit to you. I’ve recently connected with a small life group and even in our first meeting, I could tell that these relationships were already so much deeper than some of the people I’ve known for years. It’s amazing what a support group can do! Amazing post and I will be subscribing!

    Taylor

  6. Thank you for writing this Dawn. I have two “kids” in their twenties and watch them navigate their young adult years building friendships with believers and non-believers. It’s good to have conversations with them about their faith.

  7. I am a “40- something” and am STILL working hard to find Christ centered friendships. It’s not easy….people aren’t always as deep as you might think. But then again….some people are way deeper than you imagine. Reach out. Try it. What’s the worst that can happen??? You just might plant a seed somewhere that another person can reap at the right time.

  8. Dawn,

    Wise words to your son! It is so very hard to be in the world but not of the world. I love my Bible study gals and the people of my church! They help grow me spiritually and keep me accountable!

    I’m fortunate to live in an area that is mostly Christian and my work place is mostly Christian also. This old world is so full of junk that they push off as ok!

    Thank you for keeping your children in line with the word!

  9. It’s so hard to talk about God sometimes, you’re so right! I know that is exactly where Satan wants us, too. I’m glad to know there are other people out there who enjoy talking about Him too, and I’ve found that the deepest and most meaningful relationships stem from God-based conversations. Great read!