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So, Betty, Bianca, Eric, Deana, Tome and I were sitting around a table.

With Anneka (my daughter, if you don't know).

She's back from her 3-week ballet intensive which was in Washington DC.

Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

We listened to her stories from DC.  She listened to our stories about life in Florida without her.  It was fun!  We laughed.  We ate ice cream.  We had a great time.  

What's my point?  

Sometimes you need to sit down with some friends and eat ice cream, or whatever favorite dessert you like to indulge in from time to time.  

There is something beautiful, healing, rejuvenating and relaxing about spending time with friends doing, well, nothing significant.  

When was the last time that you just had some fun fellowship?  When was the last time you shared your life with people who genuinely cared about you?  When was the last time that you listened to someone's life with genuine interest?  

I know some who would say, "I don't have time for that."  Or, "Oh, what a waste of time.  I've got better things to do."  Really!?!  Believe it or not.  You don't.  It is these relationships that you will reach to in your time of trouble.  These people who you are, "wasting time" with, are the ones who will love you enough to tell you the truth.  This is especially true if you are about to destroy your life.  

Honestly?  I think we need to eat more ice cream with friends.  It will change our lives. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I've got the ice cream, show me some friends.  AMEN