Thank You for Being a Sweet Friend

Sweet Friend

 

In Girl Scouts as a child I often sang this song:

Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.

A circle is round it has no end, that’s how long I want to be your friend.

Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.

Today I want to take the time to give a special shout out to those who are my friends, both gold and old friends and new and silver friends. Or did I get that backwards? Don’t older people get silver hair so should it be old and silver friends? (Chuckle) Okay, I think my candy-corny sense of humor has gotten away from me.

To Old Friends:

As the season of thankfulness begins I wanted to say a special thank you to many of my ministry friends for being a sweet friend! I am closing down on the last quarter of my 2nd year of blogging and I will tell you that within these two years I have had the best most encouraging friends that have cheered me on to write about topics that help them but also what is on my heart.

To have encouraging friends is a precious thing to me! I do not take you for granted. I appreciate your kind ideas, tips on how to improve, the conversations that spark my ideas to help others in the struggles that we share in many of the common bonds of ministry. You help this blog be a blessing to others also.

Your spiritual encouragement to me is invaluable! God has worked through many of you through the years and God has allowed your words to spur me on to do the things I would not want to do. Other times they have lifted me up and comforted me in the most loving of ways. It is not always the conversations we have, because many times we are so far apart I cannot see you or talk to you regularly. There is a comfort in knowing you are there for me even when you are not close locally. You are great cheerleaders!

To New Friends:

Many of you out there are my new friends and I want to say thank you for reading, commenting on our Ministry Mamas Facebook page, and even asking me questions. You are the people God allows me to write for. I love ministering to you. Thank you that in the private moments that many of you contact me that you feel comfortable enough to see me as your sister-in-Christ and friend. It is helping you and people like you that gives me the motivation to keep this blog going.

I want to extend my hand of friendship and let you know that if you ever need a person to listen or pray with, that you are welcome to contact me. If you have questions about ministry or life then do not hesitate to ask. I may not know the answer but the Lord has provided me with the ability to contact other ministry ladies that might be able to answer just the question that you have and the ability to read and study His Word and may give me the ability to transfer something He has spoken to my heart about to help you too (because I need a lot of help!!).

I pray for all of my friends that as this season of the year proceeds, that God will give you a spirit of overwhelming gratitude toward Himself this year. There is so much to be thankful for! We have a precious life worth living because of Jesus Christ our Saviour!

Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. I Chronicles 16:8

Thank you Lord for loving and caring friends, both those I have met and those I have yet to meet. They are blessings of your love and a wonderful benefit to being a part of your family.

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