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Now graduated from her role as a homeschooling mom of 8, Dawn Camp devotes her time and love of stories to writing her first novel. She enjoys movie nights, cups of Earl Grey, and cheering on the Braves. She and her husband navigate an ever-emptying nest in the Atlanta suburbs.

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  1. So timely. Two nights ago I had a pity party. I’ve had a couple of months of dealing with health related issues, nothing too serious, but for someone who prides herself on being in great shape, it hit me hard. So I was unable to go out and do much as one of the issues was a broken rib and thumb. Then my dear friend had a stroke. So she isn’t around to pop in the car with me and take a ride even if just to the hardware store. And my daughter has been working so many extra hours that she has been unable to come by even for a quick visit. So I have been by myself quite a lot. And it got to me- so I had my pity party. So thank you for the reminder that I was indeed not alone and could have had a conversation with Jesus who does understand.

    • Madeline, I completely understand. When someone in my family has a problem or complaint, I often ask what they are doing about it, but when it’s me, it’s easy to slide into pity party mode if I’m not careful.

  2. This hit me right where I’m at this morning. Feeling lonely and discouraged, although I do know that Jesus is always with me. Perhaps as you suggested, He’s getting me ready for something new. I will pray on that and try to adjust my focus. Thank you for this encouragement.

  3. I’m kind of the glue that gets circles of friends together but then am the background, least noticed in the room. Satan tempts me at times to feel neglected even in the midst of a crowd but God reminds me He is the God who sees! I also quickly get the joy of observing the fun, excitement & joy of my friends enjoying each other because I organized the get together. Occasionally someone says thanks that I used my gathering people skills so they could enjoy it. Causes me to praise God for the “unseen” role He has gifted to me. You are right He is always with us no matter the setting of feeling lonely! Thanks for sharing. May God nudge you to your next season of serving Him well!

  4. I’m not lonely, but praying to accept changes that come with in this earthly life. Some changes good like my grandchild growing and settling into the teen years. Some heartbreaking like friends battling cancer and ALS. Yet my God is always there for them and me.

  5. this work from home and zoom world has left me feeling very lonely. some days are more difficult than others.

  6. Thank you for your comforting words, Dawn! You are exactly right. We are never truly alone. We just need to remember The One who never leaves us is always here.

  7. It hasn’t yet but my youngest is a senior in high school and we are on the college visit tour. Some schools are just 40 minutes while the furthest is 4 hours away. I am so excited for her but not looking forward to the empty nest that follows. Thank you for this reminder that Jesus is always at my side.

  8. It’s Friday again, it’s a sigh of relief for most employees. Smile.

    I have not understood how time just slips away from everyone. Even my girls can’t believe they are preparing for their 11 yr. Reunion, 20 yr. Reunion and 21 yr. Reunion. I graduated from High School in 1977. So I will be preparing for my 44 yr. Gathering of Classmates.

    Why do we grow up so fast? The memories are there better if you have pictures or videos. Our children can have children now. I can be a grandmother. Wow, I hope I take enough pictures and videos when I become a grandmother. I don’t want to forget anything about that time of my life. Smile.

    Thank You Lord for being such a good Father, our Great Physician and our Lord and Savior. What would I do with out Your Grace and Mercy operating in my life. Thank You Holy Spirit for guiding my footsteps. Thank You for convicting me for change when it’s needed. Help me set a good example for other young ladies in my circle of influence.

    We appreciate this new season, Autumn is a pretty season. It ushers in Harvest Season, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Enjoy your weekend.


  9. This is awesome, and I have been so lonely and forgot Jesus is always there! I am in Assisted Living now and am making new friends!

  10. Dawn, I really needed to hear these words. I’ve been struggling with loneliness throughout the pandemic, but especially this past week. I’m surrounded by people but I feel like I’ve lost any sense of deep community. Thank you for these words: “When I get so caught up in feeling left out, isolated, or alone, I forget my dear Friend is always by my side, ready, willing, and able to fill my empty spaces. He knows the messiest parts of me — the impatience, intolerance, and the things I don’t want anyone else to see — and He loves me anyway.”

  11. Dawn,

    It is so easy to feel isolated & alone-especially in light of Covid & no in person church for many. My hubby works weekends (12 hr. shifts). I have felt lonely some during those times. Lately I’ve been working full time & the rest & quiet is a welcome to me. It brings about peace & calm to my tired weary soul. Last Sunday I took a lot of time & just listened to Gospel music. It felt like doing church. Just me & God. Refilled my empty soul & made me happy. Life can be busy & noisy at times. There are times in life when we need rest-good old fashioned soul rest. We as Christians should never ever feel rejected. Jesus is right there with us waiting for us to commune with Him.

    Sometimes we need to be the conduit to keep connections with friends & family going. Just call, send text or email them & chat away. You may be helping them out of their loneliness. Everyone wants to have a companion so go ahead send that text, email or just call them. It may brighten your day.

    Blessings 🙂

  12. Thanks for writing about how I feel…
    Im a first time mom, had my baby right before Covid hit.
    Its not been very easy but everyday has been blessed with God’s strength and mercies. If anyone is ready to be a friend and mentor, please reach out. I will appreciate it.