Archive for September 14th, 2007

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Friday, September 14th, 2007

My mailbox has been happy the last few days!!!

Irene sent a postcard from her vacation in Greece on a beautiful Island! I have that in my bible and love looking at that picture!

Jennie Boo sent a postcard from her vacation with her hubby, she is so thoughtful!

Sheryl & Nancy send sympathy cards, thank you both for thinking of us and sending those thoughts.

Nancy sent some goodmail the other day! I had to laugh when I opened the envelope to find a ‘big hunk’!!! I’ve never had a big hunk (well unless you count Matt…), and the prettiest, girliest stationary ever. I loved it!

Tricia sent a cute little notebook & pen (I immediately put that notebook to use Tricia and it’s in my purse!) She also sent the sweetest note and stickers and stuff. Such fun mail!

I won Haley‘s giveaway and it arrived! What a fun box to get! Thanks Haley.

Then today I went out to the mailbox and there was a package from Sheryl! I was very surprised. Wanna know what she sent? The box of candy was wrapped with “the pettigrews” written on it… you really think I’m going to share? LOL… you’re right, I will!

Thank you all for making me smile!

faith lift fridays ~ be a foxhole friend!

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Be A Foxhole Friend (2)
“Two can accomplish more.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 TLB

Before you get into a foxhole with someone, understand:

(1) Foxhole friends are few. During the Civil War Abraham Lincoln once received a request via an officer to pardon a soldier sentenced to be executed for desertion. The man didn’t have a single letter of support vouching for him. Next morning the officer was shocked to hear Lincoln say that the testimony of a friend had sealed his decision to pardon the man. When the officer reminded the President that the request had come with no letter of reference, Lincoln simply stated “Then I will be his friend” and signed his pardon. If you have such people in your life, value them, they are rare indeed.

(2) Foxhole friends provide strength before and during the battle. Even before the battle, simply knowing that someone believes in you and will fight for you is uplifting. Epicurus said “It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confident knowledge that they will help us.”

(3) Foxhole friends see things from the same perspective. Five-year-old Tracey asked her Dad if she could play at the house of a friend. He told her she could as long as she was home by six o’clock for dinner. When six o’clock rolled around Tracey was nowhere to be seen. After about 25 minutes, Tracey opened the front door. Her father, working to control his impatience, asked where she’d been. “My friend’s doll broke right when I was supposed to leave for home.” Her dad said, “And I suppose you were helping her fix it?” Tracey replied, “No, I was helping her cry.” What was Tracey? She was a ‘foxhole friend!’ Are you?

Thank you to all my foxhole friends!!!

Thanks Sheryl for hosting faith lift fridays!