Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Break

       What another beautiful day.  Perfect blue skies, flowers blooming, and best of all, a day full of visiting with great friends! 

       This week is spring break in our community. No harried schedules, just taking time out to enjoy and celebrate friendship over a great cup of Java at Gracie's.

        Regardless of the seasons of our lives, some things do not change.  True friends are forever. Through the good times we laugh together and in the not so good times, we cry together and encourage each other that weeping last for the night but joy comes again in the morning.  (Psalm 30:5)

        A true friend has no fear of holding you accountable.  Recently I asked our friend Dana if she was telling us we were full of it. Her immediate reply, "Well, if the outhouse fits, wear it."  Got to love friends like this!

        Nothing lifts your spirits more than having a friend drop in unexpected at the back door.  Those times are like receiving a gift for no particular occasion, all wrapped up in love.  A phone call or quick email wasn't good enough today. They wanted to see for themselves that all is well.

        We are so blessed to have a diversity of friends of all ages, ethnic and economic backgrounds.  Without a spoken word, it is clear, "We love you, and we will always have your back." 

        So, grab a friend or two and head out to a local coffee shop for a few hours.  Forget about counting calories for a day and order that scrumptious desert. No worries, you are among friends!

"A friend loves at all times."  Proverbs 17:17


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