Cheryl: A Smile the 1000 words could never portray
Whew. This is a blog that I've been avoiding but know I should write. The one that is stricken with pain and grief over the loss of my...
The untold narrative of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, forging their character in the story of life.
I HAVE THIS FRIEND serves as a vessel to share a portion of peoples stories. The catch phrase itself, "I have this friend," typically implies that its really about you and not about someone else, and in truth that might be the case here. But my real hope is you find encouragement in your own story as I give you the chronicles of people who have crossed my path. May the people who have walked by side for years, been in my life for a season, or have inspired my own story for a minute, be a source of joy, comfort, or your own inspiration.
How we got here: not actually about the "friend"
In my twenties I was accepted into college for journalism. Due to finances and a gut feeling not to go, I stayed home. Sometimes I wonder what might have been, but I quickly retract that thinking because I have, and am living a spectacular life. I have met incredible people who have ordinary but inspiring stories. They have all taught me so much and I look forward to sharing what I have learned from each of them while also revealing pieces of my own story.
I grew up listening to the famous Paul Harvey, who beautifully told "The rest of the story," on his radio broadcast. I have no intention of competing with him for the rest of the story but I'd like to tell a piece of one...or some. Maybe one day I'll write the biography of someones whole story, but for now, you and I can a take a short journey with a piece of a story...or a few.
All I need is a lil' bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus.
In the "I Have This Friend," portion of the blog I talk about my friends, while "The Coffee Corner," is having a conversation with my friends. It's being able to discuss the things in our hearts and minds. The real beauty of chatting over a cup of coffee is that you never know where the discussion will lead. This blog is a combination of them both, I hope you will grab a coffee, join in the conversation, sit, enjoy and ultimately be blessed.