Thanks to all of you who came by this past week and hung out with me so we could talk about friendships. I love girl-talk about stuff women don’t usually discuss – like comparison, compulsive email checking, wanting friends but wondering if anyone else would want to be your friend, the challenge of making/finding time for friends, etc.
I used to think I was the only one who thought that way I do, felt the way I do and acted the way I do. I think that is why God called me to be a speaker, ’cause He knew that by talking about it all, I’d find out we women are so much alike it’s not even funny. Well, you have convinced me that I am pretty normal – and that is a good feeling!
I was talking with a friend this weekend about the comparison thing and the comments on my blog. She said she just wanted to pick up the phone and call April to invite her over for coffee since she could empathize with what she shared. She just knew they could be good friends.
I love what happens in our hearts when we find out we are not alone, that we all struggle in some way or another with the same things. It’s the very thing that connects our hearts to each other. It also weakens the power of insecurity or comparison when we just put it out there and are willing to be honest with ourselves and each other.
Well, I am not ready to move on to a different topic. I don’t feel God giving me the go-ahead. I just have too much I need to ponder on this friendship thing, and more of my heart I really want to share. I also want to read through your comments again and again, (you girls posted some good stuff!) and talk more about what you shared and my thoughts on some of the questions that were asked. I am also studying Jesus’ friendships so I know there is some good stuff for us to learn from Him. The One who calls us friend.
Oh, and I have a story to tell you about how I met a dear friend (who many of you know), Lysa TerKeurst. It’s a funny story so be sure to stop back by for more girl-talk and the inside scoop on Ms. P31 – and P is not for perfect, thank goodness!
I would tell it tonight but it’s 11:30pm and hubby just stopped by to tell me it’s time for bed. We’ve been gone all day today, so I just got online but I do need to get some rest :-). Bummer, wish I could blog more.
But before I go I want to congratulate my two friend-shippy-give-away winners:
Amy Brooks and Mary Lu will be receiving a Starbucks gift card, a bracelet and a book!