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Mom! Rosie spilled something!”
“I’m sorry. I’ll be right back.”… “OK, where were we?”
“MOM! Owen hit me!”
“Ugh. I’ll be right back”… “So, like I was saying.”

Playdates are so much fun, but if you are planning on having any kind of adult conversation, you are only fooling yourself! I don’t know how many conversations I have started, then restarted, then realized hours later, I never finished the conversation!

As I did my quiet time one morning, I had to laugh because even my time with God can be like this!
You wake up early, thinking you will be all alone, in the quiet and stillness of a new day, then one of the kids wakes up.

Man! Now you have to stop, get them a sippy cup, start their cartoon, and find their blanket. Once they are situated you can get back to your QT again.

Then, the next kid wakes up. You get them a drink, find their show, make sure they will be content for 10 minutes, and rush back to your QT only to discover your 30 minutes has now dwindled down to about 5!

But this time, instead of getting upset about it (because it happens quite often), God and I just smiled about it. He showed me that “this too shall pass”. There will be plenty of “quiet” times to come. God whispered a sweet word in my heart this morning about my stage of life. He called Himself my friend, and we laughed!

All my friends know that my house is crazy! You have to roll with the punches when you’re around the Spear clan! (In fact, I have a little one on my lap right now!)

God knows that too, probably more than anybody else! And He loves me anyways!

What craziness do you have going on in your life? Can you and God find something to laugh about it? You know how you do with that close girlfriend, when life gets crazy, and there is just nothing to do but laugh or cry!? God is with you to be that friend!

Sometimes a good cry is what we need. But after you get it all out, ask God to sit and laugh with you!

There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24b

As the famous words by Joseph M. Scriven say,
What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged—
Take it to the Lord in prayer
Can we find a friend so faithful?
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy-laden?
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.
Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
May we ever, Lord, be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
There will be no need for prayer—
Rapture, praise, and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there.”

I pray you find solace in your friend today.