Peanut Butter Blessings
A real friend sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24)
Oh the joy and serendipity of a friend’s presence! Unplanned gatherings brighten even bleak wintry days with the warmth of friendship. Opening our lives and our schedules to an impromptu PB&J lunch brings the blessing of deepening friendships. Time spent with friends can enrich our lives with spontaneous laughter and fond memories.
Sometimes we are stretched so thin that we miss out on the best parts of life. Women and men need close friendships. Though our spouses may be very supportive, they can never play the role of a girlfriend. We need someone who shares the same passion for scrapbooks or fabric swatches, rebuilding cars, or recipes and bargains, so God gave us the wonderful gift of friends. Whether going shopping, having coffee, or playing sports, we can share our joys and encourage one another in our heartaches through the blessing of friendships.
We are not self-sufficient. Especially in the midst of our normally busy, wired, and disconnected world, we need friends that stick close to us through tough times. The sharing of burdens and joys in friendship makes life much richer. Through close friends, we give and receive the gift of God’s encouragement. With real friends, life comes to life!
Slow down and be a great friend!
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