Thursday, August 7, 2008

Heart of Gold

Matthew 5:10 God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.

I would like to introduce you to my dear and precious friend Amy. We met in 7th grade. She was my best friend all though middle school, high school, we kept in touch in college, and she even moved to Oregon with me for a few months. That was 10 years ago. I wish I was better at keeping in touch. Despite our weak communication, she continues to be one of the most treasured relationships of my life.

I heard someone speaking about friendships. We should choose our friends wisely. I can’t say that I’ve ever been so conscious about whom I align myself with. Generally, if life brings our paths together and we have a reasonable amount in common and relate well, I would term you a friend. I have thought about it and I’d like to be more purposed about who I devote my time and heart and affections to. I have been blessed that a few friends, like my Amy, have come my way, despite my lack of purpose.

I am so delighted in the path that her life is taking, and God is leading her, and she is following His call. After a season away from home, she felt called to come back. She found herself working in the same, less-than-spectacular job that she had in college. And nothing seemed to be right. Then she met Eric, who also seems to be in what would appear to be the “wrong place”. They are in love and it is oh-so-wonderful! And now, it appears that providence is taking them to grander stations.

She deserves, more than most people I know, to be treasured and loved for that awesome heart of gold, treasured and loved for the fun and amusing and interesting and intelligent person that she is, treasured and loved.

He must be someone special. They seem to be well matched. I wish them the best of every day that they spend together. I wish many, many wonderful years together. I pray that God bless them, but I can also see that he already has.


  1. Wow, what beautiful friendship you have. She's the blessed one to have you as her friend. I know this beacuase I am blessed to have you as MY friend.

    Bless her new relationship she has with her guy, Lord.

  2. Friends are Friends Forever

    Takin' me back!

    Good ol' Smitty.

  3. You have a treasured friendship. Wonderful!! You are both blessed. I love the song playing by Michael W. Smith. Isn't it such a special promise that we really will be friends forever!!!


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