As many of you already know, my best friend in the whole wide world is getting married, and it’s really been hitting me hard lately! It feels like a hole in my heart. I’m the kind of person that when my dog dies, I go out the next day and buy a puppy to fill the void. But this hasn’t been such an easy fix for me. The last couple of weeks, I’ve been desperately searching for something to fill this emptiness. I’ve been slamming the easy button hoping something will appear quickly. A knight in shining armor flying me away in his jet plane would be especially nice ;) Maybe I could go to architecture school (You have to say architecture school like Mama Belle with her southern drawl.) Or maybe I could find a nice fitting backpack and hoof it across Europe. But I don’t think the Lord in His wisdom is going to let me have these things right now. I think I’m being required to learn something. Yesterday, I thought about something that Paul wrote in Philippians about learning the secret of both having abundance and suffering need. And I thought about Job and The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord. I think I need to learn this secret of how to bless the Lord even after He takes away…and still have my joy made full, and life abundantly, and peace that surpasses all comprehension. I think this will be a good secret to possess – I’m actually kind of excited about it.