Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Friend of the Heart

A few friends become friends of the heart. You know they would do anything for you and you would do anything for them.

You are able to share the dark places of your heart and they never love you any less for all the darkness.

They walk the journey of life with you. Friends of the heart travel with you in joy, sorrow, sickness, fear and faith. When they can't physically walk, they bend their knees in prayer and go before the Father.

Friends of the heart--a gift from God.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Pray-er Friend

One of my cellophane friends is also my prayer partner. We meet together most Mondays to pray for our kids--her three and my three. We are honest and open with each other about our children's strengths and weaknesses.

Over the past few years we have seen amazing answered prayer in our kid's lives. I want to encourage you to find a friend that you can pray with on a regular basis. I promise life will never be the same.

Here are a few of the answered prayers for our children:

  • Gradual maturity
  • Marriage
  • Deeper walk with God
  • A prodigal makes contact
  • Financial more responsible
  • College decisions
  • Grandbabies!
  • Better communication

For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."

Matthew 18:20 (NIV)


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Cellophane Friends

Friends should be a vital part of our lives—real friends.

Girlfriends—how would I define that term?
Women that I know and like.
Friends that hold me accountability to a high standard.
People who are authentic.
Gals who can laugh at themselves. (And with me.)
Friends that invest in the relationship—it’s not a one-sided relationship.

Cellophane girlfriends wrap themselves around each other with giggles, tears, silence, hope, encouragement, compassion, empathy, and love. Cellophane friends bind their hearts together with clear authenticity and strong love.

For the Love of Friendship

February is the month of love. This month I am will write about love—the love of friendships. Scripture highly encourages us to commit to one another in friendship. Why? Because we were made for community.

In the beginning of the book of Genesis God created the various components of our worlds. After each creation He said, “It is good.” However, Genesis 2:18 reads, The Lord God said, “It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Then, He created Eve for Adam wouldn’t be alone. Well, we know how that turned out. But, I digress . . .

It’s not good for anyone to be alone. Hence, we need friends. For myself, my family can’t meet my emotional needs as well as a girlfriend. Sometimes, I just need a friend to listen to might rants and raving—over a self-induced pity party.

I would love to hear about your friendship. As I blog, chime in on what you have discovered, in the arena of friendships.