Soul Rest

I don't think she realized the value of the gift she gave me. An author we both loved was speaking at a church in her town and my friend didn't hesitate to purchase tickets for the both of us. She didn't even ask me first. After almost 20 years, I guess she knows me well … Continue reading Soul Rest

Harvest: Deep Relationships

When I chose the theme Harvest for this month's blog I immediately thought of the book of Ruth in the Bible. The story uses a barley harvest to bring about significant changes for a destitute widow and her widowed mother-in-law as well as changes in the life of field owner.  Through their deep relationships with … Continue reading Harvest: Deep Relationships

Friendships, Moving, and the Kindness of God

Saying "see you later" doesn't make saying "good-bye" easier. For me, the worst part of moving is leaving friends behind, not knowing when you will see them again. Leaving our home of fifteen years was agonizing knowing the friendships I would leave behind would never be the same. Fifteen years of friendships equaled fifteen years … Continue reading Friendships, Moving, and the Kindness of God

Friend-ed

"Mom, will I ever have a friend at school?" She had asked me the question before, but each time was like a kick in the gut.  No answer would suffice.  No response would make everything better.  This girl of mine left several close friends behind in Virginia; girls she has known most of her life. … Continue reading Friend-ed