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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ode to a Friend...

Colossians 4:6
"Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person."

I need to thank my friend, Christine, from Preferably Prim.  She was the first person to take an interest in my blog, to encourage me to not only stay with it, but to make sure I do not compromise in putting God first when I write. She is a wonderful testimony in her walk with God.  

 I appreciate the time you took to respond and comment on my blog posts!

I appreciate you and your gracious, encouraging, and kind words!

Now, come back on a trip to Lancaster so we can go shopping!



  1. God puts people in our paths for a reason. I hope you find blogging to be a blessing.

  2. Thank you for being a part of my "path" as well! ;) It is nice to have Christian fellowship! I am definitely finding this a blessing! I am usually around 10 and 11 year olds all day! Thank you for your encouragement as well, "Mrs. Parsley"! Glad to have you as a friend!

  3. Ohhh Heather this is an honor! Thank you for being so thoughtful and generous in posting about me.
    I truly felt a kinship with you as soon as I started reading your blog!
    And I am challenged by your desire to put God first - something I struggle to do.
    Thank you so much and if at all possible, I'll be back to one of my favorite places: Lancaster County!
    Blessings dear friend

    1. I fail miserably at putting God first. It became real to me how I need to strive harder in it by being a teacher. Now, I am sort of protected by the hedge that is my christian school, but in my life outside of it... Ugh. This year, I had a wonderful class. It was a small class. 7 students. They were my favorite class ever. Shhhh, don't tell. God laid it on my heart that as I "preached" at them, was I walking all of my talking? I started examining what I watched and listened to. It is hard. I can't even imagine that greater responsibility as a parent- constantly being observed and evaluated. Teachers/Parents are held very responsible for what they say. I know I heard that said many times, but then it sunk in and terrified me. I am held accountable. Yikes! So,my dear, we will challenge each other! That's what friends do!

      :) Kindred spirits! You betcha! I felt it too! You better come back soon! AND- we're going shopping! :) And I want to get ice cream and hear you say that you want a poke. I want to see what happens. :)

      Blessings back to you!


  4. That's so very sweet, Heather....and Christine is a for sure and for certain sweetheart herself.... I do see many similarities between the two of you, even though I have only "e-known" you ever so briefly. Isn't this blogging experience an amazing thing? How it can bring kindreds together from all parts of the world?? Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  5. Christine is a sweetie! She's right be who you are and let that light shine.The right friendships will come your way.I've meet so many wonderful girls through blogging who have been there through the good times and really lifted me in the hard ones.Sounds like we are relatively close.I'm close to Gettysburg.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  6. I think that is so wonderful to develop such deep relationships through blogs. One thing I have particularly been blessed by is the circle of prayer I see. Where two or three are gathered, God is in the midst of them- whether in other states or countries. The eagerness to cover one another in prayer is so touching! I am truly enjoying the fellowship!

    Hmmmm, yes, we are close. I live in Northern Lancaster County. I also went to Messiah College and took my 2 day long teacher's exam at Gettysburg College. I love Gettysburg. My husband loves history- Civil War and WWII. So, I have visited your home area many times! :) I even went to the Battlefields when I was in fourth grade! I remember climbing all over Devil's Den! I am excited that there are some Keystoners on the blog circuit! Yea!

  7. Okay. I am dumb. I just saw the "reply" selection under each comment. I have been trying to address them in one comment. Soooorrrryyyyy...

  8. Hi Heather! Thank you so much for following my blog! I am now a follower of yours too! Can't wait to get to know you better! I was a second grade teacher at a private school for a few years too. Have a great week!
    Be blessed,


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