I'm helping with the book launch of Sally, Sarah, and Joy Clarkson's book, "Girls' Club; Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World." I was given three chapters to read, and I have pre-ordered the book!
I'm really excited about this book because friendship (which is one of the purposes of my blog) is really important to me. I don't have sisters, so friendships with women has been a need all through my life.
God has graciously given me a friend at every point of my life, but there have been times where I didn't live near my friends, and I've been lonely for my kindreds. I'm one who gives all of myself to my friendships, and so I find myself lonely at times.
God also graciously gave me four daughters. I intentionally built relationships with each of the individually and I am so thankful for each one! We've shared tears, laughter, tea, food, babies.
I'm grateful for the relationships I have even with my far away kindreds. I'm grateful to have them speak into my life, sometimes through their blogs, emails, text messages, shared books.
These women and I care about each others' families, too, and I'm grateful that we all care about each others' children, too. Now my girls have their own friendships with some of my friends. It's a beautiful thing.
I listened to a podcast by Sally, Sarah, and Joy and they mentioned how it is important to be intentional in friendship, and that even if we are longing for friendship, we can be building up our souls and enriching our lives in order to have things to 'give' to others in friendship. I love this.
I hope that you have a kindred friend, in whatever season of life you are in. If you don't pray and ask God to bring someone into your life. I think that if we learn to use our eyes to see opportunities to walk alongside someone, we'll begin to see the possibilities of friendships.
Let's talk in the comments.
Podcast Link - How To Be A Friend Worth Having Sally, Sarah, and Joy Clarkson