Friday, January 28, 2011

Five Minute Friday and the End of the Week Psalm

b'ville gals
Friends since elementary.  Two were born in our hometown.  Another moved here before I did.  But I'm the only one who moved back.  We call ourselves the b'ville gals.  We are different in many ways and our lives have taken diverse paths, but we're still friends.  We can pick up a conversation after two years, just as if we had talked yesterday.  There's a bond there that's hard to explain.  We began it as young girls, forged it as teens, and cherish it as women. We've had disappointments and hardships, but we have survived as has our friendship.
We had another one, but we lost her to cancer.  We had not gotten together for several years, but united to be by her side one more time.  We made a vow that we would get together every year like we used to.

 It's been more like every two years recently, but we now see each other at separate times too.  Hard to get us all together, but this spring is time again. 


Oh how we can laugh together!

This is also the time when I give the end of the week Psalm.  I have much to be thankful for this week.

                                                         Psalm 116
1. I LOVE the Lord, because He has heard [and now hears] my voice and my supplications.
2. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live.
3. . . . I suffered anguish and grief (trouble and sorrow).
4. Then called I upon the name of the Lord: O Lord, I beseech You, save my life and deliver me!
5. gracious is the Lord, and  [rigidly] righteous; yes, our god is merciful.
6. The Lord preserves the simple' I was brought low, and He helped and saved me.

8. For You have delivered . . . my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling and falling.

16. O Lord, truly I am Your servant; . . . You have loosed my bonds.
17. I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving and will call on the name of the Lord.

Blessings to you as you head into your weekend!

I may not have internet acces for a few days.  If not, I'll catch up on Monday.


  1. I enjoyed your challenge ... and the story of the friendships.

    Glad your week went well.

  2. Those kinds of friendships are precious beyond measure Beth. I'm sure you're all looking forward to the spring.
    Thank you for this beautiful Psalm.

  3. It's lovely to have friends and friendships that last through the years...I understand what you mean about picking up where you left off as if it were yesterday...


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