"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spot on Friends

~A peaceful and pretty scene, the reflection of the sheep on the pond. These are Dirt and Lanny's sheep, and this can be seen from their dining room window. Just beautiful! Dirt and Lanny , our family, and a few others were able to share time together this weekend in fellowship with others from a bit farther away. Our common and uniting bond is our Lord and Savior, Jesus. Dirt and Lanny and their daughters served up a very tasty brunch for quite a few people and of course we had a great visit while we enjoyed the scenery and seconds and thirds of the meal.
~Dirt and Lanny listening to discussion, in the home of the Wingmaster and his family.I have been reflecting on how many years we have known each other and how intertwined our lives have become. Our family has known them since before their last two daughters were born. They have contributed to the enrichment, support and encouragement of our family in ways we can never fully express. You all must have at least one friend in your life you can say the same about? ~ We have been blessed by many such friends,and family.But even if your life is more solitary, or you believe you do not have friends you can count on, you always have Jesus, really..you do! "Jesus said, " You are My friends if you do what I command you....I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. " John 15:14, 15
"A man of many friends comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24

14 comments:

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

I cannot imagine life without that One very best friend, can you?

Mildred said...

A postcard picture setting - so glad you were able to enjoy fellowship with friends this weekend. The Lord blesses us with those special best friends who are so in tune with our true selves.

Shellmo said...

How beautiful to share fellowship with your very good friends!!!
God puts such special people in our lives for a reason.

Amy said...

It's always nice to have those special friends, getting ready to hit the road!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Wonderful homage to friends - they are truly the icing on the cupcake of our lives. (what a poet I am? - or not)

Farm Chick Paula said...

I love the picture of Dirt and Lanny's sheep!
Friendship truly is a blessing, and one that endures for many years is that much more precious!

noble pig said...

Lovely post. Glad you enjoyed time with your friends and get to look at their beautiful sheep.

Daisy said...

I love the photo of the sheep reflected on the pond, Kathy. So beautiful and peaceful. Friends are one of our biggest treasures, I think.

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just loved your lovely words. Where would we be without Jesus? The photo with the sheep's reflection is beautiful. You should enlarge and frame it! So pretty. blessings,Kathleen

KathyB. said...

Mary, no I cannot. He will not fail me as I do Him and my friends and family!

Mildred. Thank-you, and yes! He does!!!!

Shellmo,I agree, He does give us others in our lives , others who enrich our lives.

Amy, finally, you are going to see your family...pictures!!!!

LindaSue, I do love the way you word things,icing on the cupcake of our lives. Makes me hungry! I bet you're fun to listen to.

Paula, to think that D & L don't need to photograph and hang that picture up because their dining room window does that for them!

Noble Pig, thanks, Dirt is my shearer...so he gets to 'enjoy' my sheep too.

Daisy and Kathleen, I am actually thinking about framing that picture! And I just might have to have another go at more photography over there, after I enjoy a cup of tea with Lanny and her daughters...maybe some more of those tea cakes she made!

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I so enjoyed your post today! The sheep picture was just the best! Immediately, the verse popped into my mind, "And My sheep hear my voice. . . and they follow Me. . . " Nothing better than the fellowship of old friends!!!!

Cora

Flower said...

What a lovely tribute to friendship! Thanks for the encouraging words!
I see some things I've missed while gone! It's good to be back and finding friends!

Lanny said...

Kathy, thanks for the kind words about our friendship. Except that you and Jim are fortunate to have more than one friend such as you describe and even your children are such friends to you. You are a truly blessed couple. The hard thing is that being a friend doesn't give me presto chango powers so that my friends' lives can be idyllic all the time like the picture, I just get to be there with them and hopefully not say the wrong thing.

KathyB. said...

CORA, THANK-YOU!I contemplate that verse all the time, especially with a flock of real sheep to remind me!

Flower, you're back ! Oh joy.....I missed your blog!

Lanny, Amen! and ditto!!!!