I don't usually do lent- just cause I can quit anything at any given time. I just need to live right and be a better Christain so that others may see him in me. Giving up things that take your mind and attention from God (Facebook, work, friends and social events). I am a socialite not doubt but I also love my God and above all if he says be still or be quiet I will. Our lives are surrounded by dates, schedules and events. Make time for God above all and everything he has planned for you will work out.
Several types of friends:
Sometime Friends are there for some parts of your life and have you in some parts of theirs. This is fine but not a best friend. Something about this reminds me of whoever we hung out with in high school or what friends are in spouses life I end up with the wive(s). Wives aren't bad and mostly enjoyable but we only hang chat when it's the group or it's an event.
Friends come in/ out of your life like seasons. Football season- let's get together for Super Bowl or a balance and grill. Getting a shower invite (wedding/baby) to see a bunch o folks you haven't and won't see Til the next (wedding/baby) shower or event. Again this is not bad it's just what it is. These are people that only know the outline of your story the one they see on facebook, twitter or Instagram. Am I showing sharing that I am living the right way? Am I inviting people to have the church family I have?
Sobering- this is not who is sober but who can make you feel sober. This is the one you run to for the good, the bad, an the ugly. This one says here is the bright side and here Is the evil "I don't know what I am saying don't listen to a word". I call it shooting it straight!! They know when you disappointed because you aren't having to sugar coat it! They believe the same way you do - in that God does forgive and they pray, encourage. This best friend remind ls us when we think we are to far gone, God still loves us and it will be okay. I call this a true friend.
I am so very fortunate that I have several friends. I talk with them daily. Our lives don't exActly much but our hearts are all in the same place. So very grateful for people that chose to be in my life but mostly that God picked them for me!
List of friends:
God. Jody. Is this you?