Friday Finds: Connect

What up friends? Can you believe it’s Friday? Not just Friday, but a Friday in MAY? Holy Moly, where has this year gone?

I wanted to change things up this Friday Finds and just touch base with you.

Hi! My name is Ginger Ciminello and I am passionate about seeing young adults, specifically young women, find their identity, value, and satisfaction through Jesus.

Bam. I said it.

I’m still trying to figure out the best way to do just that. I blog. I vlog. I tweet. I pin. I instagram. I flickr. I picmonkey. You know. I’m socially in.

But at the same time, I don’t feel all that connected. Sometimes I feel like I’m playing darts while wearing a blindfold, just hoping that God is somehow using what I spend my time and energy producing. I’m sorting through it all and trying to discover the difference between what’s GOOD and what’s the BEST use of my time.

My friend Carey shared this quote with me from a book by Parker Palmer and it continues to resonate:

“Vocation does not mean a goal that I pursue. It means a calling that I hear.”

We’ve talked about passions and calling before. I believe and know that I am wired to speak and teach God’s Story. There’s no question in my mind. Now I just need to find more ways to do that.

So help a girl out. How can I do this better? Why do you read this blog? Are videos worth your time? Would you like to see more series? Are you reading every day or just once a week? Does your church/youth group/MOPS group/school ever bring in guest speakers for events? Specifically, do they ever bring in female speakers for events?

No really, I would be thrilled if you would take a moment and answer some of these questions down in the comment section. This Friday, my heart needs some connection.

And finally- are you part of the little community on Facebook? If you haven’t already, follow THIS LINK , LIKE, and connect on Facebook!

Thanks, friends! Happy Friday…


  • Joy Eggerichs

    I often ask those same questions – is all the time spent, worth it? And while we all need to be good stewards of our time, one thing I have realized that gives me hope is this…
    My friend Erin and I were talking about how we wanted to be used to serve and we started wondering…”what if our ministry didn’t really start until we were 90 years old and lasted for two years? Would we still keep plugging along until then?”  And as I read Hebrews 11 and see all the people who “died in faith” not seeing what they had hoped to do come to fruition, I press on. And I hope you do too! Your heart is in it to serve and you are learning and growing with all the time you put in to do this well – even if sometimes it seems like few are listening.  

    Be encouraged today! 

    • Well I just think you are officially the most wonderful encourager. Thank you for leading by example! “Tell someone why you believe in them today. Don’t over think it – in the words of #Nike – just do it.” I AM encouraged today. Thank you, @3a7a062ea84db686386346566b9f1a18:disqus