Monday, June 13, 2011

Here's something great...

Reading this devotional book everyday is good. But that's not what I'm saying is great.
What is great is doing it with somebody who's special to you.

Here's what Carla (my dear friend from decades ago) and I have been doing: we read the day's devotion... then we email each other our thoughts on that devotion. We have a pact that we don't read each other's thoughts until we've written our own thoughts. Oh, and we have the pact that we can say anything we want. And we just tell it like it is, without sounding 'holy-joe'.
Then after we email our thoughts, we can look at the other's thoughts and comment.

It is super!! (Well, some devotions are better than others - but the super part is doing it together.)

Today was Day 30. We haven't missed a day! (But if we need to, we will.)

Did I say it was super? It so is... and I'm so thankful for Carla for suggesting we do it.

Would you believe Carla and I still haven't seen each other in decades?
By the way, Carla is the mother of Kenzie who was the subject of part of my post on May 23 titled "Here's a beautiful girl..." (Click HERE for that post.)

Oh, if you share a devotional with someone make sure you do it with someone of your own gender, unless it's your spouse. (That would be a 'duh' statement but I just wanted to say it.)

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Anonymous said...

Well, I did suggest it, but I had no idea how great it would be. It HAS been great...and SUPER!!! Yes, it's something everyone should try! It can be so wonderful if you allow it to be!
Thank you, Nancy!

Anonymous said...

I think that's a great idea and a great way to stay close over long distance

Audrey said...

WOW! That is GREAT! Two friends becoming even closer in Christ. That is what the New Testament keeps telling us to do and it WORKS! What an extraordinary way to start each day. If you two ever decide to grow that group of two, put me on your list! Or to keep it rather intimate, I need to find a person to do that with. Just as I wrote that somebody popped in my mind.

I love how creative and thought provoking your writings are...teaching us ways to grow in Christ in our everyday living. Thank you Nancy for never-ending willingness to share with us.

Audrey said...

I just wanted to tell you dear friend from years ago (we haven't seen each other in about 10years) and I started doing this!! We are using Max Lucado's "Grace For The Moment - Volume I". It is a fantastic experience and a great way to start the day. I recommend it to everyone.

Nancy said...

That is so great, Audrey!!
And exciting!!

My hometown...

I am thinking of my hometown now. Mission, Texas. And McAllen, Texas. And Mercedes, Texas, where I was born. And Donna, Texas, so near there...