Friday, August 24, 2012

Life to Life

Some nights bring great satisfaction in simple ways, as we hosted dinner in our house tonight with five of our close friends. We ate more than we should have, laughed, told stories, and reminisced of mission trips together. It was an easy night as the conversations flowed in and out with no apparent lack of memories or  topics to share. Our Tomoka/Florida connection, history of serving together, and kindness towards each other made for a comfortable fit that brought simple joys to our home tonight. Even though we knew it would be brief it was fulfilling for all of us.

It's a reinforcement of my own need for life-to-life relationships and the value of community that is developed over time. It's a comfortable fit like an old pair of shoes. On the outside they may not look like much to someone else, but there is no denying their value to the one who gets to wear them.

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