Hello all– Thinking through blessings this November, reasons for thanksgiving. And what comes to mind are the people around us–friends near and far, who share life with us.
Love what Tim Keller wrote:
“Spiritual friendship is eagerly helping one another know, serve, love and resemble God in deeper and deeper ways.”
It’s Jenni handing me a worthwhile book and some sage advice, Jackie stitching up a “family blanket” for us, Lynn walking with me in the mornings sharing her studies, Jenon texting early morning encouragement. It’s Joanne talking though daunting medical concerns and trusting God in it all and Kim rounding us up to make meals for foster kids. It’s friends (& family) who trekked to Wisconsin to celebrate our Laurel & John’s wedding.
These are the people I want to spend a life with. I recently heard a TED talk with Anne Lamott– she told about people “walking each other home.” That’s it. So thankful to walk my way home with the people God has given us.
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love… Rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn.” Romans 12:10 & 15
P.S. photo of Wisconsin farmland from last summer.