A friend loves at all times.—Proverbs 17:17
It was Labor Day weekend 2006, a month and a half after the death of our 12-year-old Springer spaniel Duncan, as we traveled from a friend’s wedding in Jacksonville, Fla., to a Wendy’s parking lot in South Carolina to meet our rescue puppy.
Called Floyd at the time, he had been rescued the night before he (more…)
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor; if either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls but has no one to help [her] up.—Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
If genuine friendships are a measure of blessing (and I believe they are), I am among the most blessed women ever. Despite (more…)
Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
– Isaiah 41:10
Most of us would run from someone who admitted having voices in her head. But in reality, most of us do – just not the kind that tell (more…)
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. – James 5:16
If you don’t like awkward encounters, maybe you shouldn’t hang out with me because I’m the queen of awkward. And I hope that’s a good thing.
I’m that person who will ask a stranger how I can pray for her, and then, with her permission, I pray for her on (more…)
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! – 2 Corinthians 9:15
It had been a hard year, and I found myself sharing my heart with a trusted friend. “I don’t think we’re going to be able to do much for Christmas this year,” I said sadly.
“You mean Christmas presents or Christmas itself? Because Christmas isn’t about presents,” she replied. Her reply (more…)