Friends and “church family” are like air – they are vital in my life. They encourage, hold me accountable, instruct, and keep me reaching for excellence. They teach, love, appreciate, help me stay steady in the storms and bring me great joy and laughter. Friends come along side - they mourn, laugh, and cry with me and bring me excitement and delight from the things they do in their lives ….and “just because” they are.
Friends can be the hands, feet and heart of God. They are often that for me.
Friends come into your life for
seasons and for reasons (as I recently heard at a dear friend’s
funeral). I have often thought of life like a journey down a
river. Sometimes people are on that river with you. Sometimes you stop at
the shore; sometimes they stop at the shore. Sometimes the current
separates you and sometimes you just go in
I cannot say how much friends mean to me, how much I need them and all the ways I love them. That is Deeper Than Words can go. I can say that I have come to see that people, and especially really good friends, are the gold, silver and jewels of life.
Here are some of my friends and some of the things they