Friday, March 25, 2005

Who are you?

I wonder who made up the saying, "you are what you eat?" That's a funny saying and I don't know what made me think about it, but I did.

So yesterday was my birthday, I turned 25 and my insurance was literally cut in half. Now I have more money per month to do good or fun things with. My boy Ed organized a party last night for my birthday and invited all my friends. One thing I love about doing anything as a big group is that some of my friends don't even know each other. A few times during the night someone would whisper "Who is that?" I love that. I love that my friends are from all over the place and all different, some strange, but all special :). We went to Wild Wing and it was fun. Afterwards, we hit marble slab, then CORNER POCKET to shoot some pool.

So back to friends. When I was younger and opening presents, I rarely liked to get cards. The only cards I liked were the long skinny ones that I immediately knew had money in them. Over the years, I've come to love cards. I couldn't wait to get home last night so I could read all the cards people sent me. Rachel gave me a "pail" and a digital camera case and I used the "pail" to put all my cards in. Well if u don't know, I consider anything under 5 gallons, a pail. Anyway. I read through these cards and just thanked the Lord for giving me the friends I have. They all have shaped me in their own special way. I keep everything, I have cards all the way back from high school and even before that. I have to force myself to throw some stuff away.

So back to friends. I am moving right now and was just going in and out of the house carrying stuff when I saw a box leaning on the door of the house. One of my friends had sent me at least 10-15 cds from Tommy Nelson's church. I did not immediately go to the cds but to the card. It's amazing the power words can have on a life. I read it and was literally broke down. I think most Christians that have those times in your life when you know the Lord is trying to push you to something and of course He is using people to show you and encourage.

Proverbs says : "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." And in 18:20, "A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled."

If you are reading this, most likely you are one of my friends and I thank you for being that. If you are reading this and I don't know you, I might see you on the road one day, I LOVE TO PICK UP YOU STRANGERS!


April said...

Sounds like you had an awesome birthday with all your buds! I hope it was great! Happy late birthday, Justin! :)

Laura said...

Happy belated birthday and Happy Easter too! Wish I could've been there to participate in the fun! God bless!