Three Word Wednesday: Together We’re Stronger

Five girls showing unity with their hands.

 Alone we are strong, but together we are stronger.

There is strength in community.  When sisters gather together, to share like-mindedness, struggling hearts and messy lives, I no longer see my weaknesses, but I see my strengths.  The strengths I have to offer to others, and the strengths that are made evident through the love and encouragement of sisters.

Individually, I would like to think of myself as a strong person.  I’ve managed well in the face of defeat, in loss, and hardship.  But I will be the first one to tell you that I am not strong, not in and of myself, for apart from Him I can do no good thing.

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On Faith and Friendship

My beautiful daughter (far left) and her two gorgeous best friends.

(photo – Heather Armstrong Photography)

The Lord has blessed me with beautiful friends, each one a treasure in my life.  Most are the “up front and personal” kind of friends.  Those who I can call on 24/7 and they will be there.  They are the ones that will sneak away with me for coffee and chocolate when I am feeling overwhelmed.  These are the ones who brought meals after the birth of babies, sent “get well cards” in the mail, helped move and are those whose hugs I cannot go too long without.

And there are other types of friends, those distant friends.  Those

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