Yes, we of Friends Needing Friends are excited. We are moving into a larger space at the country club. We will have more room to move around, and more room to grow and expand. God is blessing this group and we are thankful.
To have a place where widows can meet and get to know each other, and fellowship together is fantastic. Everyone of us is on the same road, just at different mile markers. We all have our up days, down days, and days that are in between. We grow in God’s grace as we call on him, and lean on him for direction and meeting our needs.
FNF is a place of joy, learning, encouragement, inspiration. It’s a place where hugs are given and received. We sing songs in praise to Jesus. We pray for each other, comfort one another and give a helping hand when we can.
Jesus knows exactly what we widows are going through. He has brought us to this place, widowhood, a place where we learn more of him and learn to love him more, so that we will be a light to others and bring him honor and glory. May we all grow in His love, peace and strength.
Blessed be God,
even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies,
and the God of all comfort;
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to
comfort them which are in any trouble,
by the comfort wherewith we ourselves
are comforted of God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
So, mark your calendars Ladies, for next Monday, 16 September, 10:00 a.m. Although, please come 15 minutes or so early so that everyone can check in and get seated so that our meeting will start on time. Please and thank you also for bringing the exact change for the luncheon, $12.50, it makes it much easier and faster when you check in.
We look forward to seeing all of you again, and to meeting new ladies and welcoming them into our unique sisterhood.
Here’s the story to the photo above. On the morning of 3 June 2001, I was out puttering in my garden. I looked up and saw a ‘sky-writer’ writing in the sky to the south of us. I ran in for my camera and started taking photos after he completed the smiley face, and each of the words. Then I put them all together in an art program. Seeing that written in God’s big beautiful sky made me feel so loved, and blessed and thankful and I most certainly had a smile on my face.
See you Monday, God willing ~ Rainey