Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Best Friend...

My best friend, Tim, left me today! Not permanently... just for his annual spring training run! The kids and I used to pack up and go with him for a month, but as they grew older and had sports and now school and as his responsibilities expanded, we are no longer able to accompany him.

I'm always incredibly sad when he leaves. He truly is my best friend and while it is only a few weeks, it seems like an eternity that we are separated. It's not that I can't handle things while he is gone and it is certainly much less time than he would be gone if he was still playing or coaching, but I do miss him terribly.

I am asking Papa to meet me in a special way this time, though. I am fasting from a particular cyber spot where I have a number of close friends in order to spend some concentrated time in prayer about a couple of situations that are weighing heavily on me. I know I can tend to go to these special friends first rather than Him and I really want to hear from Him.

Psalm 96:6 (NASB-U)
Splendor and majesty are before Him,
Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.

This verse has been a favourite of mine for a long time and I do so believe that strength and beauty are found in His presence! I desire to be a strong and inwardly beautiful follower of Him! I desire to have right relationships with others("If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men." ~ Romans 12:18). I desire to have a heart that is at peace no matter what is going on around me and I desire for Him to find me faithful to whatever assignment He sets before me.

Lord, thank You for prompting me to set aside this time of separation from Tim in order to spend some special time with You! I am excited about what You will show me and share with me about myself and how I relate to others! Here I am...please show me Yourself!!


  1. Barb, I'm praying for such sweet communion with your Savior throughout these coming days. Praying that He meets your heart's needs with Himself and comforts you as only He can. Praying, too, for Tim as he serves and ministers. I know he can only do what God has called him to do because you've embraced what He's called you to do. You guys are an amazing team. Praying for you both throughout these weeks of ministry, both inside and outside the four walls of your home ~ XOXO

  2. I love you, Nikki!! Thank you so much for being such a faithful friend!! XOXO