Timely Phone calls and Good friends

I have some friends, some folks I wish I could spend more time with but life and distance make it difficult. But I count he and his wife as a good friends non-the-less. At various times over the last few years, they have seemingly called ‘out of the blue’ to check up on my wife and I, and it always seems to happen at key times. When I struggled with depression a few years ago, his wife called, gave me a word of encouragement, and prayed for me. Once when my wife was out of work and and struggling: same thing. When I have struggled with church stuff, he was there, even just to listen to me vent. Kind, compassionate, carrying, always an ear to hear and a word of encouragement.

Tonight I was feeling some stress from the added responsibilities of church leadership, feeling a bit loaded down, when ‘out of the blue’, he called. While the reason he called was innocent enough, the timing was impeccable. With a listening ear and ready encouragement, my spirits where lifted.

Thanks John and Marjorie for being there over the last few years. Your friendship means more than I can express. Or have expressed.

6 Responses to “Timely Phone calls and Good friends”

  1. 1 henry
    January 29, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    found the surley site and was wondering how the church transition is going? I am at one now going thru some transitions.Love the site. thanks

  2. 2 kingdavid
    January 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    They are the salt of the earth aren’t they. Hope you’re going to be there on Sunday. We haven’t seen you guys in ages. I bet that little darlin girl of yours is a lot bigger.

  3. 3 ddchris
    February 1, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    I haven’t post much on this because I don’t want to offend anyone from my church. I’ll let you know that it has been difficult, but worth it.

  4. February 5, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Hey, what are phones for?

  5. 6 Rev. Mother
    February 5, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    This made me cry. Thank you.

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