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  • Writer's pictureBeth Hildebrand

Early morning thoughts…

It’s Five Minute Friday and today’s word is BROKEN

It’s very early Friday morning (12:15am) and I’m not too tired to go to sleep yet. The evening was spent with my dear girlfriends and what a special one it was as we celebrated for our friend who’s a soon-to-be-bride.



There was wine, cheese, a perfect night on the patio to see the sunset and the almost full moon rise. There was the sound of the clink of glasses, click of the camera and unwrapping of gifts. There was laughter and tears. There were words given as gifts, encouragement, charge and blessings.

We’ve done life together for 10 years now.

We’ve been there for each other as we’ve held onto our hands as we’ve walked – what seemed blindfolded – through pregnancy, parenting babies, toddlers and now entering the teens. We’ve prayed together, cried together, been vulnerable with each other, and laughed until we’ve snorted and cried.

We’ve celebrated that we’ve had each other when a heart had been broken, a challenge that overwhelmed, when fear or pain lingered. We’ve celebrated so many birthdays, baptisms, holidays, just-becauses, and now this weekend a wedding!


There can’t be enough gratitude for this gift – the gift of community, the body of Christ. In other words: Friendship.

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