I have a few close friendships (I consider them adopted family/family in Christ) that have stood the test of time. The longest and closest of these is my best friend Shawn. We have been best friends since 2’s and 3’s class (ages) in Sunday school. Very few friendships go back so far and maintain through the years so well. It is a gift from God really, she is so precious. I have a couple other friendships like this, one with April goes back 13 years or better. And one friendship with Dan went back 16 years or more. This recent one it had been over 2 years since we spoke and I needed a singer for NYE this year and thought of him and he is happy to sing with us and we reconnected. And he hadjust mentioned me the day before. So cool.
These friendships are with Christian siblings and they are precious to me. We can count on each other no matter what or how long it has been. We are dedicated to each other, treasure each other, know each other and unconditionally love each other. It is amazing to have that kind of friendship for life or for long term and even cooler because they will be in heaven with me later too, as we help each other stay in thr Lord.
And if you have a friendship or two like that, treasure and appreciate it and really thank the Lord for it. It is a gift from Him. And if you do not, pray and ask Him for someone and at the right time, He will provide one. He loves to bless us. 😄❤
There is a verse whrte Jesus calls us friends. (John 15:13. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14. You are my friends if you do what I command. 15. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” – Bible Offline) It is a beautiful thought. It is truth.❤
Our house is always open to friends. And we had a wonderful surprise today of friends over. They stayed 3 delightful hours and it was wonderful. I love having friends over and it was a treat. And it is super cool to share beliefs and tech-limiting ideologies with them so we have free time to share ideas and experiences. Real people are ALWAYS better than tech or entertainment of any kind. Hear me people, God made us real people who love real people. Put the tech down. Step away from the tech and visit a real person. It will make their day like our friends made ours!😄❤
Thank you to my friends and brothers and sisters in Christ, the beautiful prayer warriors who prayed for me and my son during this sinus infection. He is 100% better and back to normal and I am healing up now also. My voice is also not affected for our gig tomorrow, praise God. I thank you for faith-filled praying and praise Almighty God, my loving Healer! 😄 ❤
Just kidding, we live baseball. My son loves playing, I love watching, my daughter loves playing with her friends and now Blue loves everyone and everyone loves him. And we had a great time and I am exhausted. It was good to catch up with a bunch of people we know from seasons past. And I am thankful for the sport and loved playing when I was younger. I feel so American and such a strong sense of community at my kid’s baseball games. And it is lovely. The kids learn teamwork and get exercise. The parents converse and share information. The youngers make friends. Good stuff. Not a Christian post really as I generally blog, but I am really thankful for baseball and wanted to voice that. Yes, it makes us busier, but this is a fun, worthy busy and I am thankful for it.❤
My dear friends and Christian mentors/parents Char and Pete were in town and I hadn’t seen them for a couple years. And I saw them last night!! We visited together at Old Town where Steve and Kevin were filling in for our old band for a gig. So they could dance and we visited also and it was a beautiful time.
I got to thinking, as is my habit, and I thought how precious fellowship is and how fellowship is not a prescription production in a church building but can happen anywhere anytime people get together who love Jesus and talk about Him and encourage each other. What a beautiful thing!! Praise God and I thank Him for such friends!!😄❤
Every day is beautiful and a gift. None are promised and every one is a gift of grace, filled with potential. Sure, people may not be packed into this day n in merriment and excitement, but they could if you throw some hot dogs on the grill and in it people over. Or reading a good book could fill your day with them or growth opportunities. Or baking or making something could provide someone an opportunity to receive a handmade gift from you and make them smile. There are endless possibilities for today. Make it count and share joy! (Sharing joy makes yours bigger.) 😄❤