Friendship

20150501-Powers-LeanOn

As a child, we moved every two to three years for my dad’s job, which equated to six moves, and more than a dozen houses (including a family friend’s house […]

20150501-Hartz-MeaningJoy

I was standing in the shower, my head pressed cool against the smooth fiberglass, the hot water pounding my back, when I heard the words spiral up inside me, “Will […]

20150501-Chapman-MeCentered

The “bestie” seems to have evolved and thankfully opened “best-friendship” from a two-person relationship to as many people as you wish to give the honor. My much-younger sister has many […]

20150501-Appelo-LifeShatters

I sat at the stoplight, with the back of my car filled with flower arrangements and my mind turning with thoughts and emotions. The week prior had brought cataclysmic change, […]

The steadfast love of the Lord never

A few weeks ago, I pulled my phone out of my purse and was surprised to see a voice mail from Beth, an old colleague and friend. We had worked […]

20150501-Swanson-UnconditionalFriend

“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” {John 15:13, NASB} Everything was unfamiliar to me. The sounds. The smells. Even the […]

20150501-McDonald-Hindsight

“Yep, I could hang out with you.” I chuckled at my new friend’s words. We’d just met a few weeks ago and our families were having lunch for the first […]

20150501-Woods-Ministry

This move was our toughest yet. Integrating into the new community proved to be more difficult than expected, slower and more tedious than in previous moves. I was sad and […]