Made to connect


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Lover of my soul
Will you listen to me
I know you will
My spirit you see
My heart you touch
My soul you shape
My being is yours
I’m here, please take
Me away to that secret place
Where we connect

Do you long for real relationships? Not the fluff ones, which have no real soul or depth.  The superficial ones where you talk about nothing and they don’t have an impact on your life.  Do you long for relationships where you truly sense there’s a connection? I do.

Connectivity.  It’s what we, human beings long for.  It’s what we were made for.  Relationships. 

This poem was written for the one I have the deepest and most profound relationship with.

Do you have a relationship like that with anyone? Is there anyone you can share your innermost secrets with? If not, do you long for that type of connection?


I wrote this about a year and a half ago, but wanted to post it again because of what I’ve been living recently. As many of you know, I was just in Rio de Janeiro for an arts workshop. When I returned home, there was another big workshop happening here on my YWAM base. It was wonderful connecting with so many people. We really were made for relationship. I believe that with all my heart.

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62 thoughts on “Made to connect

  1. I don’t know if I do, Staci. I find myself in a constant state of ebbs and flows regarding that relationship. It seems to wane, then increase again. I wonder if that’s life unfolding and everyone is like that, or if it’s truly possible to reach that state of profound love.

    • I hear you Rob. As a Christian, I believe we live in a fallen world. This makes human relationships so difficult at times. One thing I have learned is that I can not go by my feelings. If I did, I would be divorced by now. Eek! For me, there’s this big word called ‘commitment’ that is necessary for making these relationships work out. I think you’re on to something there when you wonder if everyone is like that – this constant state of ebb and flow. I only have that profound love with one. I think you know who that is that I’m talking about here, right 😉
      Thank you for being so honest and open here Rob. I truly do appreciate it.
      🙂

      • I think that the ebb and flow of relationships isn’t really understood by everyone. I think that when it does ebb, and it will, people are quick to abandon the relationship. If they only had taken the time to realize that like the tide, it will return.

  2. This is beautiful. I believe we were made to connect-it is definitely a longing of mine, but it is hard when that connection is made and broken so much. Love this piece xxx

    • Oh yes, I hear you. Humans can be so cruel at times eh. I’ve been broken before, and it’s not fun. Actually, it’s like a ripping apart of the soul.
      Thanks so much SG. So great to see you. I’ll have to stop by and see what you’ve been up to. I’ve been away for a bit. Just trying to get back into the swing of things here.
      Your words have encouraged me.
      Love and hugs
      🙂 ❤

    • Definitely. Human relationships right here and now are often challenging. It will be wonderful to experience those perfected relationships, won’t it.
      🙂

  3. Con=with
    nect=necked? Or, perhaps, nectar

    Joined at the neck?
    or maybe meaning the sweetness of ‘being with nectar’?

    Just kidding. Blame Flute Player for starting it.

    Connecting, belonging, sharing, loving, giving, are all so great. Not always easy, but great. So glad to have someone in my life who is always faithful.

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    • Thanks you so much Elizabeth. Yes, it’s wonderful to have good friends. I think that relationships are essential to having a fulfilled life.
      I hope and pray that you find some people that you can connect with.
      Have a wonderful weekend.
      🙂

  5. Jesus is the lover of my soul, and the lifter of my head. It’s in His profound love I find any wholeness.
    You sent me a link to the Greek definitions of love, Phileo, Agape, Eros, etc. It’s amazing that the word “love” in English covers everything from a laundry soap to how people “feel” about each other.
    But Love, real Love isn’t a feeling, is it? It’s a decision, a dedication, a bond of loyalty, blood, and heart.
    I may not “like” my husband sometimes, but I love him with all my heart.
    I’m grateful, that the Love I have from Jesus won’t ever go away. It makes life worth living, and love worth sharing.
    Excellent post my friend.

    • What an awesome comment Wendy. Thanks you so much. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
      And thank you so much for your encouragement and sweet words.
      Have a wonderful weekend.
      🙂 ❤

  6. I much prefer those real relationships over the fluff ones, Staci. I think it’s because of that I’ve been accused of being ‘intense’ but I can’t help it. It’s sometimes hard to dig deep when there’s a real problem with someone I love but it’s always worth it when I do. And, I love when I meet someone and we connect. It doesn’t happen often but when it does I know it. Thanks for the thoughtful, post.

    • What a wonderful comment Geralyn. Thank you so much. And hey, I think that ‘intense’ is fabulous. I think I’m a bit intense myself (ok, maybe a lot 🙂 )
      Have a wonderful weekend.
      🙂

  7. Again, another poem of yours that I really like. I am in search for real relationships–I feel most of my life has been filled with superficiality. But I am positive I’m moving in the right direction to find others who seek genuine relationships. Like you mentioned, humans long for genuine connections with others–it seems to be a struggle to find that in this day and but I believe that if you seek, you shall find 🙂

    • Thank you so much Crystal. I’m glad you like this. I think that so longing we’re here, deeper human relationships will always have their challenges. However, those true genuine connection with others are priceless treasures. I guess every relationship is different. Some more shallow, and some deeper. Going deeper requires vulnerability, and that’s darn hard at times, don’t you think? Especially if one’s been hurt one too many times. I hope and pray that as you seek, you will find some deep and meaningful relationships Crystal.
      Bless you, my friend.
      🙂 ❤

  8. Staci, I love this. I read it last night but saved it to read again. That and the fact that I’m running so far behind. Yes I have people that I can do this with too. I may have to quote your opening poem soon. It’s fabulous! Love, N 🙂 ❤

    • Awwwwwww, thank you so much Natalie. And Wow! I’m humbled that you saved it to read again and would consider using it. I am so glad you like it. I am also glad you have strong connections in your life. These are treasures that can’t be bought.
      Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
      Love and hugs. 😊💞

      • I used it in my post #899 today, Staci. Thank you for letting me share it. It was just too good not to pass along to others. Hope you like the way I presented it.
        Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

      • I love it so much Natalie. Thank you so much for this great honor. It’s such a beautiful post, my friend.
        Love and hugs to you 🙂 ❤

  9. I could relate with your words Staci, I guess as humans; at the end of the day that is all we want…to find that lasting connection. To be understood, to be found. I don’t wanna be loved widely but I do wanna be loved deeply. Some might call me idealistic with my thinking but I know the kind of relationship I want does exist. Rarely, not too often but it does. And their are very few people in this world who get to experience it, the intensity and depth of it.

    • Definitely. So many people are gravely mistaken in thinking that happiness can be bought. It just can’t. Without connections, without healthy relationships, one can’t be truly happy. That’s what I believe. I also believe that that kind of relationship exists. I don’t think you’re idealistic at all, my friend. Keep seeking and running after that deep, lasting relationship and don’t give up. I believe I’m one of those people that have had the amazing privilege of experiencing that deep, intense relationship, thank God.
      Love and hugs beautiful.
      🙂 ❤

      • Those people are the most inspiring Staci, the kind the delve deep in emotions and relationships,those that see human conditions in completely different way, with a spin of their own. And I’m so happy for you, you deserve all the happiness in the world. 🙂 ❤

  10. Such a beautiful post, Staci! I can completely relate to it. Though, having said that, I’m an introvert and avoid meeting people most of the time, but the ones I do like to spend time and connect with are the ones who are honest and simple and really like me the way I am (I’m a really quiet person and most of the people think that talking less is a crime so I try to avoid such people!)
    I hope your trip to Rio went well!
    Have a brilliant day!

    • Thank you so much Heena. I am just the opposite of you. Hahaha. Quite an extrovert actually. However, I believe that introverts have a certain deepness and are able to connect on that deeper level with a select number of people. I’m glad you have those that do connect with.
      My trip went great. Even new fresh vision has been birthed in my heart. Lots to think on.
      You also have a brilliant day, my friend.
      🙂

  11. I have a handful of people that I am fortunate to connect on a deeper level. A level where we hold each other accountable to myself and God, and allow myself to be bare and vulnerable. There is a trust between myself and these people.

    In ministry, as much as I would, I can’t have that kind of relationship of vulnerability with everyone. Sadly, there are those in the world who would love to bring the ministry down. Staci, at times I feel my life is so much in a fishbowl. But you keep going! Working full time in secular work, and then the ministry on the side can get draining. Fortunately God brings those people alongside, to give me the boost, when I need it! 🙂

    ~Carl~

    • That’s wonderful Carl. So great to have those deeper relationships. I have a friend that once told me that every relationship is different. I agree. There are some that go deeper and some that stay more on the surface, but each of those relationships are unique in themselves. I can imagine that it can get tough when you’re pastoring. I didn’t know that you were also working ‘secularly’. What do you do?

      • Yeah, I work in a warehouse. That is the bread and butter to provide for the family.
        The church has been going since 1851. There used to be 3 churches in this village of about 700 people, this is the last remaining. I have Bible School training, but am not ordained. At 57, I don’t know if I have it in me to do 2 more years of training, so am regarded as a lay minister! 🙂

      • Haha. Yea, I’m not much for going back to school either. I am, however considering a three month YWAM school of illustration for the beginning of 2017. We’ll see.
        🙂

  12. Beautiful words of truth, Staci! Isn’t it incredible to realize that we were created simply because God wanted to be in relationship with us! I don’t think my human brain can really wrap itself around that while I live here on earth. All God wants is for us to desire to be in a daily relationship with Him. WOW. It’s all about connecting with Him. Thank you for this lovely poem that reminds us of that. xoxo

  13. Yes, I have built so many deep relationships over the past two years. Unfortunately, they flowed from suffering and shared sickness. But the vulnerability brought us together quickly. Dropping pretenses and pride knits people together quickly and deeply. Thanks for this one Staci.

    • Oh that’s lovely that you have built these deep relationships Mark. And knowing what you’ve been through, I can totally see how that happened. Vulnerability is a very strong trait.
      Hope you are doing well.
      🙂

  14. I enjoyed this post so much – and I look forward to catching up here soon – in the meantime wanted to say glad we have connected again – 🙂 – and sounds like you have been getting some art needs met too – woo – hoo – have a blessed week and see you next weekend amiga ❤ ❤

    • Ohhhh, me too. It’s great to see you again. I thought maybe you had given up on blogging.
      Oh yes, there’s big news coming up in the future even. Possibly. We’ll see. Haha. Still waiting on God, and how things pan out. Buttttt, could be big news in the future.
      Hope you had a great weekend.
      🙂

      • oh Stac – I am now liked to hear the news – well if it pans out – and I know we both know that God will open and close doors as He sees fit – He knows what we need and what chain reactions they will have and so we rest in that 🙂
        but how exciting –
        and funny, but I was eating a Pomegranate the other day and thought of you – I recalled sharing some pom pics and well – funny what makes us remember other bloggers. And side note – I was exhausted eating this huge pomegranate – oh my – they were on sale for a dollar piece – nice price – and they were grande – but took forever and I gave up with a slice left – lol –
        okay – have as nice day ❤

      • Wow, a dollar a piece. That’s a pretty good price isn’t it. They’re tricky little things though, aren’t they.
        Actually, I am thinking of doing an illustration school for three months in January 2017. Praying and all. We’ll see. It’s a three-month course offered on the YWAM base in Kona, Hawaii. Very exciting indeed. Anyhow, more on that later. Hehe
        Have a great week Yvette.
        🙂

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