Gina Kemp
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I have been married over 15 years and am a stay at home mama to 4 babies ages 7 and under. I am a singer/songwriter as well as a worship leader at my church in South Florida. In addition to leading worship I also lead a group of Single Moms....

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  1. I moved ti a different area almost a year ago. I am 49ish and have found it extremely difficult to make hes friends! I need prayers fir the Lord ti steer me in the right direction. I still feel like a visitor at church! I need to find some “girl” friends to do life with, people willing ti open their group ti a new person! Any ideas?

    • Does your church have small groups, or a women’s ministry? A lot of times joining a life study is the best way to meet and make friends! Praying for you Ellie that the Lord brings someone for you to do life with 🙂

    • Ellie,

      Try joining a women’s Bible study at your church. You will get to know some of the women there really well and they can encourage you! You might, if you are single, join a single women’s group and just do things with them. When I moved to a new city years ago one church I attended had such a group. I did some things with them and had fun.

      Prayers that God will bring someone your way and you can have a good Christian friend to share with!

      Blessings 🙂

  2. I read a verse this week in 1 Chronicles 27 … in the middle of listing all of King David’s commanders and counselors, it included his friend! I loved how God made sure to mention a friend. So important!

  3. Thank you!! Friendship is a wonderful thing that brings healing, encouragement, let you know that you are not alone. As I read this I was reminded of the different seasons in my life and different faces come to mind that were there to help through. Some are still near and others have gone far, but my heart will forever be grateful to God for each one of them.

  4. *Ellie: Join a community group that interest you such as gardening, arts, or theatre. Go to places where you would meet like-minded people such as a museum, opera, fishing, or sports event. I don’t know what to say about still feeling like an outsider at church except maybe you could volunteer in something that you’re good at or gifted to do such as choir, the welcoming committee, or kitchen crew. These are just some ideas that have worked for me in the past; and, because I’ll be walking this path with you in a few short weeks I’m planning for them to work again soon in the very near future.

  5. Gina,

    I am blessed to have a good friend. We met about 11 or so years ago when I went to church with my hubby–it is his ex-mother-in-law. We are such good friends that we can talk about anything. We have been through both our mothers dyeing, father’s not doing well, etc.

    I have some other good friends at church also. We go through stuff and pray for each other. I am blessed to have such wonderful friends in my life!

    Blessings 🙂

  6. This is beautiful. God has also provided a friend for me at every stage of life…every age, every move, every church, every season. So very thankful. Thanks for bringing ME back. 🙂

  7. God has blessed me with some sweet true friendships. One of my friends has been in my life for over 30 years (I’m 40). And what makes that relationship even sweeter is her love of the Lord. I pray that all the readers have an opportunity to unity in vibrant loving friendships.