Panic hit me this morning as I realized it was my turn to blog, and I had nothing ready, nothing simmering in my brain ready to be put onto the screen, nothing, nada, zip.
Then I thought of last night. Some neighbors came over for a time of fellowship and prayer. One of the couples has a son who left for
Now here’s the thing that amazes me. How does my life get so out of control, that I neglect to see what’s going on in the lives of people I truly care about? How do months go by, one after the other, without me noticing that they’re hurting or just need a phone call, note, whatever?
With God’s help, I hope to remedy that this year. I love my cyber friends, but I also want to be there for the people in my “real” world, whom I touch shoulders with day after day.
So that’s my goal. To go for coffee with a friend, pick up the phone, write an email—er, uh, send a card, whatever it takes to reconnect with the people who matter in my life—and to take note of the neighbors I don’t know so well. Those who brush my world with a wave of their hand, a “How are you,” whatever—to care about them deeply enough to pray for them and be ready to help in times of need.
I know this is a little heavy this morning and totally out of character for me, but it’s where I am today. I write lady lit because I truly care about the girls in that age group. My goal is to encourage, bring a smile to their lips, make them want to dig a little deeper in their walk with the Lord.
So while I’ll be on the computer today, because that’s what I do--and I love all you cyber friends—I also plan to make a phone call or two, and all the while count my blessings for the abundance of friends God has placed in my life—cyber and otherwise.