If we were having a morning beverage together…
I would tell you about yesterday being graduation celebration day. There was a graduation, two graduation open houses with an overnight party for my oldest. Every location was on the opposite side of the city (and I live in Indianapolis – not exactly a small place). Life is busy! Let’s just say, there was a LOT of driving – hours of driving. I really wish I had another driver in the house…hint, hint oldest child!
If we were having a morning beverage…
I would tell you that one of my brothers is staying at our house for a bit until he starts a new job. It’s been nice. He’s helped a lot, we’ve had fun talking and picking on the kids as well as he has spent a lot of time with my youngest. My youngest has really struggled since his dad died. He craves time with adult men who take an interest in him. I hurt for him. He has an uncle that sees the boys two or three times per month and my brother has had time to spend with him now when he’s not working. I wish there were more men that could pour into their lives, but I’m thankful for what they have.
I love the verse Psalm 146:9 where it states, “The LORD protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, but He thwarts the way of the wicked.” I feel Him watching over and caring for us all the time. However, the verse James 1:27 is a little harder for me. It states, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” I know people have so, so much to do with their jobs, families, churches and so on, but, there are times when I wish this was something that was practiced more often. I understand, life is busy, but to have others checking in on us on a regular basis with offers to help would be life-changing. But I rest in the promise that God is watching over and caring for us.
Hope you don’t mind that I went a little serious there, but friendship covers both the good and the bad. Thanks for listening.
How are you? Have you had a good week? Anything happening you’d like to talk about?
~ Joanna Lynn
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