Friday, April 26, 2013


I’m joining Lisa-Jo and so many others today for Five MinuteFriday. Lisa-Jo offers a word prompt and we write, unedited, for…you got it…5 minutes.

Today’s word is Friend…

I’m not one to make friends easily, and small-talk is not my thing. But God provides what we need in all kinds of ways.

When I registered for the Jumping Tandem Retreat last October, I didn’t know anyone to request as a roommate, so I had no idea who I’d end up with. It was a rather nerve-racking thought. But I felt God saying, Trust Me. So, I did.

I determined not to worry about it, and unlike other situations, I really didn’t worry about this one.

God had a plan. A plan for two women to meet that weekend. One from Georgia. The other from Iowa. Two strangers at 2:00, but two friends by 3:00.

Unbelievable…but not really.

You see, God loves to work in what we call the unbelievable.

When God’s involved, He says, Oh, you can believe it!

When we parted on Sunday, less than 48 hours later, there were tears. Tears of joy for new friendships, and tears of being overwhelmed by God’s love and goodness.

God said, Trust Me.

And we did. He brought two rockin’ roommates together—two women who never met, but felt like we’d known each other for years.

And I just have to tell Him again—Thank you God!

Laura and Jessica at the Jumping Tandem Retreat
In Christ,


  1. Isn't it wonderful how God helps you find the people you need in your life.

    Laura Hedgecock

  2. And I thought you were dear old friends when we met at the table! :-)

  3. Oh I am so glad you went and you were blessed with friendships who will encourage you and challenge you. What a wonderful gift you gave yourself.

  4. Dear Laura
    How I wish I could have been there at the retreat with you all! I am so blessed with all your reports back from the weekend. I am so glad that you were all soooo blessed!
    Blessings from FMF


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