I recently received a mug from a friend that says, “Friends are the sisters I get to choose.” That is such a true statement in my life. I love the blood family God gave to me. We live several states apart now so God has filled my heart with chosen family. I thank God for the sisters by choice who stop their lives for a cold soda or glass of water and an encouraging conversation. I am thankful for sisters by choice who help me with ministry and mission projects. My sisters by choice are the shoulders I cry on and the nonjudgmental ears I vent my frustrations to. I don’t know where I would be without the love and acceptance of my chosen family. If you haven’t found your chosen sisters yet, pray and ask God to show you who is a giving trustworthy friend to invest in. Then give her a call and you initiate the relationship. If you already have those sisters by choice, cherish them and treasure them. They are a true blessing.
Page Hughes is married to Dr. Les Hughes and together they have four children. She is a speaker, author, and pastor’s wife. Along with friend Cindy Simpson, she is leading the Anchoring Deep in God’s Word Facebook group where women are reading through the Bible in 2013. Visit her blog at http://pagehughes.com/.
Reading God’s Story Schedule today, 2/07/13: Exodus 14-18
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