Good afternoon everyone!

When I first started thinking about today’s post, I intended to talk about my current devotional book that I’m reading throughout this year. It’s good, but it can wait until next week.

This week I want to talk about God’s faithfulness and blessing.

You see, this year God chose to take one of my dearest friends from my life and move her to Virginia (Virginia is for lovers is NOT the state motto, fyi) leaving me in a panicked state of “um, so what am I supposed to do now?” My dear sweet lover has done everything in his power to keep me happy now that she’s gone, but it’s still so sad to do projects by myself, not share recipes, not fight over play games with her family. And on top of that I was an emotional wreck after visiting family in nice, warm, sunny Arizona. Then I got in the car the morning after my friend left and it would. not. start. I could have watered a small garden with the tears I shed that week.

You may have guessed where I’m going with this in the post title, but I’ll just state the obvious. The Lord has watched over me/us in a way that I didn’t see until just last night. Sometimes we make the mistake of only seeing God’s blessings when He does monetary things. When that unexpected check comes in the mail or our tax return is bigger than we expected. (Fingers still crossed for that one!) Yet our God is so not limited to caring for our financial needs. He is the lover of our souls, not the liner of our pocketbooks.

So now we come to it. God has blessed me while I was sad with such joyous fellowship! We have met and been blessed by so many new friends these past weeks. Our sweet precious friends who are getting married this summer asked both John and I to be in their wedding. I cried tears of joy. Leave it to our mighty God to turn tears of sadness into tears of joy. It’s been such a wonderful time of leaving worries behind, and sadness in the dust, and just to enjoy the fellowship of our dear Christian friends.

What a joy!

 2that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, 3in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (found here)