Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Saturday, May 09, 2009

The friends God sends

This morning, I am blessed. Ok, I'm blessed every morning, I already blogged today, but I just... my heart is just...

Overwhelmed with joy!!

This week, Tuesday, a very good friend took me out to dinner! YUMMY!! and we used my boomarang card and I got a free appetizer or dessert! Thursday I had dinner with another friend... she's so wise and loving! AND FUNNY and sometimes crabby and I like ALL those things about her.

And this morning, three of us, Amanda and Katie and I had breakfast with the girls (Ava, Lana, and Phyllis). Just a small little "mom" and pop kind of place, it really wasn't about where we went, it was that we were together, I am convinced that we could have eaten at McDonalds and we would have been blessed just the same (but we're more blessed because we didn't have to eat at McDonald's {for the record I like McDonald's its just not where I would choose to have breakfast with 'my girls'})

And I was thinking about this bible study I want to do 'the friends God sends'. Sometimes the three of us support each other, cry with or for each other, we pray for each other, and ENJOY each other. We're all different, but joined by this thing... this amazingly wonderful love... Christ.

Philemon 1:4-7 says 4I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, 5because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints. 6I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. 7Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints

And oh how I'm thankful for my friends! How I'm thankful when they pray for me, when they are encouraging (even when they tell me to get over myself) because they LOVE ME! THEY LOVE ME when I'm loveable and not so loveable.

I'm overwhelmed with joy!!


Deb said...

There's nothing like true friends brought together by the Lord!

You are indeed blessed!

Happy Mother's Day Margie!!!

Constance said...

Happy Mother's day to you! As a former single Mom (unfortunately twice) I know the difficulties of being both mom and dad. Single Mom's have one of the hardest jobs around. I know from personal experience as well as my Mom was a single mom too.

Friends are a great blessing! I'm so glad God thought it up! I have 4 very close girl friends and each one meets a particular need in my life! Hoping your day is blessed beyond measure!