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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. Dawn,
    I don’t know what I’d do without my girl time. And, when I do take it, I always walk away wondering why I don’t do this more often?? God made us as beings who need fellowship and encouragement…especially us women. I believe it honors God when we make time for each other and it staves off the enemy who seeks to isolate us and destroy us. Thanks for the reminder and encouragement to make it a priority.

  2. Thank you, Dawn, for this wonderful posting this morning. Oh how we all need friends to walk this journey with us, to admonish and edify, to sing and laugh with. I really loved that you said that we find that we share the same battles when we get together, that we are not alone. I praise the Lord for being my friend and for every friend who loves and walks with me, especially on the days it has been hard for me to let them close. I thank Him for helping me to be a friend. May each of us have good friends to share this life with, to be with, to love 🙂

  3. I just love the idea of being a “means of escape” for my friends! What a beautiful way of fulfilling our purpose as the body of Christ.

    • Michele, this was the first time I saw that verse in this light and I love the idea that we might help God fulfill that purpose here.

  4. “…it’s fascinating to realize we’re fighting the same battles, each on our own turf.” Truer words never spoken. We need each other. Thank you for sharing these words today! 🙂

  5. I’ve been blessed to be a part of a girl’s group. We celebrate birthdays, pray for each other, do the ups and downs of life together, and point each other to Jesus. I cannot imagine walking through life without them. We’ll be getting together next weekend to celebrate a birthday. I’m already looking forward to it. 🙂

  6. Having Christian friends is so important, a really good idea for young mothers to have someone going through the same things and breaking up the monotony. You could have a mother’s day once a month, or date night. Schedule it, it is that important. I’m with Bev here, God honors it and the enemy seeks to isolate and destroy us. Isolation and being shut off from friends and family is abuse. Let’s Shut the devil out, instead.

    • My church girlfriends just decided to block off the first Thursday of each month as our girls’ night. Once I put it on my calendar, I’ll know to schedule other things around that date in the future.

  7. Have moved and have lost all my friends…being 50 + makes it hard to find new close friends. I am also be most of the time! If not for my adult children and niece & nephews, I would never get out!

    • Ellen Ma,
      Praying for God to send you some good friends. Perhaps you could join a Bible Study at a local church or a small women’s group.
      Blessings 🙂

    • Elle, I recently joined you in that 50+ group. Pursue your interests (reading, sewing, etc.) and hopefully you’ll make new friends who share them.

  8. Dawn,
    Girl time is essential to our well being. I have a group of women I used to work with and once a month we get together to share life-good & bad and to pray for each other. There are some women from church that do things together and pray for each other. I find it cathartic to release my burdens and hear of their problems. There are times when I’ve been there and can offer advice but mostly I pray for them. Love our girlfriends!
    Blessings 🙂

    • Beth, an outlet to share both the good and the bad is a wise and healthy thing. So many times we hold the bad inside and miss a chance to share our burdens with our sisters.