It started with Kara Tippetts, then Joey and Rory, and Sarah Frankl. They all let us in. In the midst of hardships, they still let us in and shared their lives with us. They shared in life and death. They shared with us in joy and sorrow. They have been a wonderful example of what it looks like to share in all of life.
Just last week, Joey breathed her last breathe. And they still let us in. They still shared with us in the midst of leaving this life for heaven. Even as he grieves, Rory and Indiana still share their lives with us. What an incredible witness to God's love! And Jason and Kara's family also share through Kara's blog.
I am so thankful for those that God has brought into my life to share life with. I am so thankful for my friends and family. I am incredibly thankful for my Write 31 days community. I am so blessed by the Five Minute Friday crew. We meet on Twitter every Thursday night and share in life. We talk about the latest news to chocolate to bacon and everything in between. We also share our prayer requests. We share in Andrew and his ordeal. We share in new babies and surgeries and stolen purses and new puppies and so much more.
Without this community and my friends and my family., it would be so much harder to live life; to know that there are inviduals who will pray and celebrate in life's joys but also mourn with you in life's trials and even deaths. We may not always agree on topics, but the thing is even though we sometimes disagree, we can still be friends and share in life together.
Sharing in life with all of you reminds me so much of an amazing song by the Christian group Point of Grace titled "Circle of Friends." The chorus goes: "In a circle of friends, we have one Father; in a circle of friends, we share this prayer; that every orphan soul will know; and all will enter in to the shelter of this circle of friends." These words capture so well the friends I have been blessed to share this life with.
Thanks for sharing life together, dear family and friends. I'm so glad we get to share life together!
Point of Grace--Circle of Friends