Friday, February 4, 2011

Fingerprint Friday - Friendship

I am sitting here at 4 a.m. unable to sleep. I haven't participated in Fingerprint Friday in a while because I usually work on Fridays and never seem to have time to get one done in advance. So I took this insomniac moment to prepare a Fingerprint Friday post. As I was going through pictures taken over the last month or so, I stumbled across this one:


A photo of a gift basket that was sent to me by friends that I have never met face to face but feel I have known all of my life.  I met Catherine and her wonderful husband through a Christian Team on Etsy.com.  They are a delightful couple who share my love for the Lord.  In early January, when we were awaiting a snow storm here in the not so sunny South, they thought of me and sent a basket of goodies. The card said they did this for two reasons: 1) They love me and my hubby and 2) wanted us to have some snacks while watching football (BTW, my favorite team is the Steelers! Have loved them since the 70s...Go Steelers!)  How thoughtful and kind and generous!  They often do things like this. They reach out in love with the perfect words to comfort, cheer and encourage and they know how to brighten a day with their wit!

Today Catherine and Hank are my  Fingerprints of God.  They are often God's hands and feet and I love them so much. Thanks for the caring, uplifting and wonderful surprises that make knowing you such a blessing!  We will meet one day, here or on the other side of the river!

Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it. -- Cicero

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. -- Japanese Proverb

...but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. -- Proverbs 18:23-24 NIV (and/or sister -- Me)

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.-- Walt Whitman



Fingerprint Friday was started by Beki, at The Rusted Chain. It was inspired by the song by Steven Curtis Chapman that contains the line..."when I look at you, I can see the fingerprints of God." To participate and/or visit all of the blogs that do, go to the Fingerprint Friday Post on Beki's blog and follow the instructions.






9 comments:

  1. What a sweet thing for them to do! Friends are a blessing aren't they :)
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Torri

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  2. Your love of the Lord and your obedience to him shines thru. Your friends, though you have never met in person can see this and share their love with you. Your friends are a blessing, love them as Jesus has commanded, and your rewards from the Lord will follow.

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  3. Ohhhhh I love Catherine and Hank! They are the fingerprints of God! They were so sweet to send you and your hubby that wonderful gift basket!

    Love you,
    "matts"

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  4. Fingerprint of God is a perfect description for such a beautiful gift. Even though it was sent via Catherine and Hank, it was really a gift from God, as were your wonderful friends. You are truly blessed. Have a great week end!

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  5. A gift sent with love is a great Fingerprint of God!

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  6. I am the Catherine half of "Hank and Catherine" :o) And I can tell you that WE are the ones who are so very blessed by Vicki and John! Always God honoring and inspiring, filled with the love of Christ Jesus and overflowing with compassion and kindness-Now, WHO is the fingerprint of God?

    I am so honored to be thought of so lovingly by a woman who I respect and love dearly (no matter, that we have not yet met in person)her love filled heart shines through!

    Thank you, Vicki, for your kind words. I can only strive to please our Father and do His will, as He has blessed us so abundantly.

    I love you friend! Hugs & kisses to you and John :o)

    xoxo, Daffy

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  7. Catherine, you are so loving and kind and I only wish I were as wonderful as you described but I fall way short! Here I try to honor you and you turn the tables on me! LOL! What a sweetheart!!! Love you so much! xo Vicki

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  8. What a sweet surprise that must have been Vickie. It's nice to have good friends like that. I have made a few also that I've never met, really good people!
    BTW, Go Packers!!!
    Love Di ♥

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  9. Hi lovely lady. I love the gift basket how sweet of them, your blog is so Beautiful love your storys!!! I would like to thank you so much for your lovely comments and becoming one of my followers so sweet. I hope you come back to my Tablescapes and also have a nice day.Im having a give-a-way today some time tell your friends !!! I hope to see you back.
    Diane

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