Seems time is a'ticking. From delivering our firstborn sons within months of each other, we've tracked each others' kids from toddlers to elementary school, through high school and into careers and college. E and B have another wedding coming up soon; W and I have two married sons.
She was the best roommate I could have wished for. After enduring a semester with someone who closely tailed me around campus, B was an independent breath of fresh air. Mind you, our room hosted a steady trail of people wanting to chat... though happily, they slouched onto B's bed, not mine.
B still teaches Bibles studies, comforts and encourages, and has found the simplicity of a life devoted to Christ and living without pretense. She radiates contentment in her walk with Christ. She is not threatened by the possessions or accomplishments of others. How refreshing!
Some people remain constant through the years, reliable in deep friendship and sharing kindness again and again. She's one of those special people in my life. B, I'm so grateful to God for you!
*A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot. Proverbs 14:30 NLT
*Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 NIV
*The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:7-8 NIV