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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Season New Friendships


As I take a walk down memory lane I re-visit the age of five to twelve and remember being involved in a girl scout troop. At the end of every meeting we would gather together holding hands in a circle and sing the song " make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the others gold." Oh how that song still remains true today about 20 plus years later.

Here I am, half way across the country and missing my friends more than ever. I try and remind myself  that this is an opportunity to make new friends. Friends who are probably going through many of the obsticals I am, a bit lonely perhaps. Friends who may also need prayer, a good hug, or just some adult company. As my alarm went off this morning and I peeked out my bedroom window to watch the snow cover the ground I began to have second thoughts. Second thoughts about bundling and loading the kids up to head out in the ten degree weather to meet for our first bible study but the Lord gently pushed me to go. Boy am I glad I went, this morning I met with an amazing group of ladies who made me realize our Lord brings new people into our lives for a reason, he wants us to have silver and gold! Our God doesn't want us to go through life alone. He wants us to be connected with present and far away friends, held accountable, and encourage one another in his word. Today I am so grateful for the opportunity to make new friends.  It gives me a happy heart and really does lift my spirit.  Frienship may take a little work and be a little risky to put myself out there but it is so healthy for my soul. "As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend." (Proverbs 27:17)

Here is to a season of new "gold" friendships while staying connected with my old "silver" friendships far away.


2 comments:

  1. Good for you! It is hard to get out, but it'll be so worth it if you can gather some buddies out there!

    And I have to say, it shouldn't be difficult for you to make friends, you have so much to bring to the table!

    When I was out here in Cali, lonely out of my mind, I heard a sermon on sowing and reaping. Part of it said, "If you want friends, then sow in friendliness." So even though I was feeling kind of shy...I tried my best to get out there and speak up...it worked! And I got to know lots of awesome girls all over town, including you!

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  2. I have been pondering friendship a lot lately, and this is so true. In addition to the Lord wanting us to have new friends for a reason, I also think He has us go through seasons of friendships. While I miss my first ever best friend, or my college roommates I'm beginning to understand that they each served a purpose in that stage of life, I long for those moments to return but I also appreciate the friends I have now so much more and try not to take them and these moments for granted.

    I'm loving on your blog and can't get enough of your heart.

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