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Like A Handprint On My Heart

This blog is about one of my VERY best friends. A lady that has profoundly impacted my life….I can’t even begin to count the ways or times her friendship has saved me, been a rock to stand on, challenged me to believe for more or simply just let me be who I am without judgment. My words seems shallow compared to the depth of gratitude I feel in my heart. Who could have guessed that the last 22 years would go this way? So today, on your birthday, I pray favor upon you, I pray that the blessings of God will overtake you and that the He who is able to exceedingly abundantly above all we could ever ask or think will grant you the desires of your heart and more!!
I love you up to the stars!
I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn and we are led
To those who help us most to grow if we let them and we help them in return
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true, but I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you…
So much of me is made of what I learned …from you
You’ll be with me like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend…

I do believe I have been changed for the better
Because I knew you…
I have been changed for good…

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A Friend Sent Me This Today….

“When sorrow and tragedy strike, and we are tempted to ask those close to us, “Where is God? Why does He not come to me?” Stop and think a minute… What if this nearby friend happens to be God?

If God at times draws near us through the beauty and wonder of nature, how much more can He draw near through our friends? If He speaks to us through the tones of the wind and the murmuring of the sea, how much clearer can he speak to us through the vibrant voices of our friends?

One of the great Greek words of the New Testament is Koinonia, translated “fellowship.” It is a word packed with meaning, used to express the most intimate kinds of human friendships. It expresses one of the richest heritages and experiences we can have in life. To have true friends. It is a special gift of God to each of us.

Acts 2:42 tells us that the New Testament church “devoted themselves to fellowship”. They did not merely have friends; they “devoted” themselves to friendship. It was not a luxury; it was a necessity. It was a bond, a spiritual community. It was sharing together in joint partnership, the joys and challenges of life. They needed each other and were sustained by the supportive and affirming friendships of each other.”

Today as I read this…..I am so thankful for the love and devotion I have experienced through my friends. I also ask God for the ability to be a faithful friend to others in their times of need.