Thursday, June 30, 2011

When you feel unnoticed…


As a pastor’s wife and a part of the pastoral team I’m very aware of people’s needs.

God helps me to sense the broken hearted in our midst.

In my heart I want everyone in our church, or those visiting, to feel loved and cared for.

I want them to know that they are significant, important, special.

I’m also very aware that sometimes people walk out our doors and don’t feel that way.

We are finite and aren’t able to get to speak to every individual, to look them in the eye and let them know we care. 

It always grieves my heart when someone feels that they’ve slipped through the cracks and gone unnoticed.

I feel the same way about this blog.

I wish I could look every follower, every reader, every commenter in the eye and say, “you matter”.

The only way I know to do this is to respond to comments and get around to other’s blogs the best that I’m able.

However, the reality is that some days, even weeks, are too busy, and while every comment is read and appreciated, while I have every intention to comment back, sometimes I just get so far behind that I know I’ll never catch up.

I wish blogger had a “respond to all comments” button, so I could make sure everyone sees this.

Sometimes I sense your broken hearts, your loneliness.  If I could, I’d look you in the eye and say I care, but even better, God cares.

You matter. 

You are God’s favorite.

He smiles when He thinks of You.

He has a plan for you.

Don’t give up.

Don’t quit.

You are loved.

Still following,



  1. That's sweet, Elizabeth. And true. May I say, as one pastor's wife to another:
    YOU MATTER as well.

    So glad our Father sees and knows us.

  2. I feel the same way! I want to have more discipline to respond to comments more and comment on other people's blogs, but I really don't have the time. So then I think I should stop blogging myself, but somehow I can't keep away from writing stuff. But like you, each commenter on my blog MAKES MY DAY!! :)

  3. I have never felt slighted by you and I think your blog is gorgeous. I'd love it when you stop by my place. Prayer covers all the cracks and I know you pray. :)

  4. Thank you so much for this :)

  5. You expressed my heart so very well, here. If there is one thing that hurts my heart more than most, it's the lonely griever who feels as if no one cares.

    You have such a sweet, sweet, Spirit, Elizabeth. It would be impossible to read your blog and not feel it.

  6. oh elizabeth, your heart is so deep... i always feel your love... and how blessed, your church, to have you; if only more cared about the broken the way you do.


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