The Circle of Friends
March 8, 2013 by · 10 Comments
This past Monday, I dropped by my dear sweet Sally’s house to welcome her home and to bring her a little bunch of flowers to let her know how much she was missed and that I am so glad that she was home. When I walked in, Brandee, (one of our nine circle of friends here in Colorado that has been helping Sally as her assistant) was there and so we all decided to have a little impromptu tea party and to talk about how we all felt about the Momheart conferences this year and ideas for new ways to minister to Moms. We were in the middle of all of the discussion when Sally noticed that I looked a bit sad and disheartened. She asked me how I have been doing with all of the recent stresses in my life. She could tell the answer was not good and promptly walked over and put her arms around me and said “You poor thing. You have been bearing so much!!” Then Brandee scooted over on the couch and put her arms around me as well. I felt my bottom lip start to quiver and the tears fell. After a while of my talking and counseling, my dear sisters prayed for me.
Oh, the value of Christian friendship!!
That’s true friendship! Having someone that knows you enough to notice when you are downhearted, counsel you and most of all pray for you.
“Two people are better off than one because they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
What would I do without my Christian friends? Here in Colorado, we have a group of nine of us that get together regularly, have dinners, watch movies, travel together, pray for one another and in the Summer we have a Bible study. Each of us are leaders in some way or another, teach or help in Momheart groups and are Sally’s friends that help with Momheart conferences and intensives. But most of all what we do together is have fun and encourage each other to be the best wives, Mamas and women of God that we can possibly be.
We are committed to each other through thick and thin.
We don’t gossip about each other. Nobody bashes their husbands and kids. We all do our best to help the other ones to be their best at all God has called us to do. We all encourage each other to love God more.
The Momheart Leadership Intensives were born because we all wanted to bring women and leaders to Colorado to minister to them as a team of friends. We all work together.
We get on each others nerves sometimes, have had a few arguements and misunderstandings, our kids have had issues with each other but we all know that we are stuck with each other and are committed to staying friends.
So, what do you do if you don’t have any friends?
-Ask God to bring you a friend.
-Try to be the best friend that you can be to the people that are in your life- be the friend that you have always wanted.
-Send a note to someone telling them something that you admire about them or a note of encouragement.
-Become a Momheart leader- get one of Sally’s books, pray for God to bring a couple of ladies, read the chapters and answer the questions at the back of the chapters. Have a snack and pray for each other.
God will bring you a friend and a group. He loves to answer our prayers. He wants us to have friends so trust Him to bring you one to walk in this journey as a mom along side you.