Monday, January 18, 2010

Out of my box

Last Sunday I stepped out of my box and did something I was a little apprehensive about. I lead the Children's Moment at church. When I was first asked to do it, I said no problem, glad to help. As the time approached, I asked myself just what was I thinking! Get up in front of our church (luckily it was the 9:00 service) and give a brief summary of the sermon - ha! I looked at reference material, I asked for people's input and finally came up with something. I have to admit the minute I sat down in front of those sweet children, my apprenhension went away and I was in the moment! I just simply told them what was in my heart. Then yesterday in church, the children's moment was about friends and the value of friendship. I thought to myself, man I wish I had the children's moment today because I could speak volumes on friendship and the importance of having a friend.

In Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 it states "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; if one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up." That scripture sums it up in a nutshell! Two are better than one. Lately it has been my friends who have held me up, who have prayed with me and for me, and who have prayed for me when I couldn't find the words. Friends like that are priceless.

Just this evening, my "buddies" and I went to dinner to celebrate a birthday. This group of ladies know each other so well that we literally could order food for each other, finish sentences that are started and offer hope and encouragement to each other at all times. We hold hands and pray together and the electricity that is felt at those moments is beyond words. I try to convey to them how much I value each one of them and just in case any of them are reading this.....Thank you ever so much for all you do to brighten my day! Thank you for the love and laughter we share and thank you for loving me the way you do!

And by the way, what happens at Chestnut Grill stays at Chestnut Grill :)


Anonymous said...

Chestnut Grill has alot of sacred secrets & moments shared by us "buddies"! Last night we even learned of some advice being given (by unknown patrons) that was too much info...but made us hysterical w/laughter!!
We love each other so very much and God helps us all through our times of trials and is there in our midst to celebrate praises.
Thank you God for my friends! Love you Kathy, Phala

jan kessler said...

You are a special parent. You may not realize how much you encourage your children just by being there. We do not want our children to suffer or go through trials and tribulation. We would rather go through it for them but just being there just like God is there for us. The footprints is so dear to my heart because we know that God is there to carry us when we feel we cannot go any further and that is when we only see one set of footprints. Same for our children just being there sometime not saying anything but showing our love as God has shown His love to us is priceless. True Friends we do not have to explain ourselves to each other but are there to support when needed or wanted. May God continue to Richly Bless you and your family. Cute Picture of you and MK.

God Bless,


Nancy Bozard said...

I enjoy reading your blog as well as Heather's!! I love you and love to hear about what's going on in my friend's life. I am always there for you. Love you! Nancy