A Friendship Day

I was privileged to get to spend a twenty-four hour period with an awesome friend of thirty-six years this past week. My simple pleasure this week is to share the glory of that day with you.

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The view from her sunroom--a couple of hours there and you feel like you've been on a week's vacation. We saw several flocks of birds flying over headed north for the winter. I never could get my camera out in time. This is where we usually are in the late afternoons when I visit. Peace, sweet peace.  Of course, we followed our usual routine.

When I first arrived we met for lunch, shot some pictures of a couple of churches--thank God for patient friends who indulge me this time.  We took an afternoon walk to a site I am going to tell you about next week--it is a whole post in itself--but I will show you a couple of things we saw on the way there.

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Then a short drive to the little downtown area of Rogers and a walk down one of the main streets where we see a "doggie in a window."

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Yes, he was real. And so cute!

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Down the street was a quaint little bookstore called The Trolley Line.

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My husband's name is Larry and he is 6'6". We couldn't help but laugh at the name of this book. I don't think I could lose him even if I took him to San Francisco. Maybe I might ought to try!

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The next morning we spend time on her front porch reading Spurgeon and the Bible, enjoying coffee, the morning mist, the birds, the quiet country sounds and girl talk.

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A morning walk takes us to the beautiful Cooper Chapel. I will be featuring it more on Weekend Worship later today. The morning light was just right for taking pictures.


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Oh wow! For lunch--Roasted Chicken and wild beans over a baked potato covered in cheese at a restaurant where light was streaming in from the ceiling windows. Great atmosphere!


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One twenty-four hour period filled with a little bit of heaven right here on earth. Makes me long for the day when there will be no more goodbyes!

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2010-the Year of Longings


He longs to satisfy our deep needs for friendship.

I long to be the kind of friend that He is to me--faithful, honest, sincere, genuine, and I think humorous at times.

PHOTOS:  All photos taken in the past week--the flower is dedicated to my friend.  I love you dearly.

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