Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Facebook Friends Forever

Say what you will about Facebook, but without it, I think it would be a lot harder to keep in contact with some of my nearest and dearest. My girlfriends from college, we're so busy that it's hard to keep up with each other's day to day, and letter writing was a thing of the past even before Facebook and email took over the internet. Kaity's a busy mom, Amanda's a newlywed, Jess is a college student again, Lauren's starting a new job, Christina works about five thousand jobs (you know it's true, Chica. LOL). We are all crazy busy!
Also, without Facebook, or my old blogger stomping grounds, LiveJournal, I never would have "met" my friend, Shannon, who provided me with the perfect encouraging Bible verse to take with me to work today.

Shannon and I have never met in person. Our mutual friend is Kaity, who studied Creative Writing with me at Stephens College, and grew up with Shannon. After making comments in agreement on Kaity's LiveJournal (and taking it over, too. Whoops!), we started following each other's blogs, and friended each other on Facebook when that came around, circa 2005.


After the disaster that was yesterday, this morning, I posted a message on my personal FB page, requesting encouraging verses and words from my friends. So many posted so many and they helped me remember God's goodness and His plan. The one that hit the Epiphany button, however, was Luke 1:45.


To provide a little context, this verse comes when Mary has recently learned of her impending pregnancy, and has gone to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, an older woman who'd recently become pregnant with her first child who would become John the Baptist. Yesterday, on my way home, I was literally crying out to God, praying for an answer. This is my validation that God keeps His promises. I've always believed in my future plans. Always. Even in the hard times, I've always held onto this belief that I would be successful with my life.

Work has been hard on the Martin crew, and this verse is for my sis, too. Job hunting. She's got her Master's Degree and is looking for a Human Resources job. She's awesome, if anyone out there is hiring!

How has this verse never crossed my path before? I am utterly shocked at how perfect it is. Makes me feel so much better about my prospects. On top of that, my first interview came out today. Check it out! A little more blog and book traffic would be fantastic, but just remembering that it's a journey and a process has helped me decompress and take a break. Today was better. Hopefully tomorrow will be awesome. And this weekend?

Final thank you to all my friends who contributed to my verse directory today. It was appreciated more than you will know. And Shannon, thank you for introducing me to Luke 1:45. We really need to meet someday!

  • I never really jumped on the bandwagon of getting to know strangers over the internet. Have you?
  • My friends, Jess and Sara bonded over one of my Facebook statuses regarding "Bones." They've never met.
  • Anyone else have a similar story?


  1. I feel so special!!!! Thank you for making me feel this way. :) I'm glad I was able to help encourage you!

    Wow, was it really that long ago?! Holy cow. O.o Time flies.

    We do need to meet! You are always welcome to come to Dallas anytime! (Also, if you go on another cruise, you can go out of Galveston, and we can find a way to meet that way!)

    I sort of introduced Kaity to my friend Heather on Facebook (they live within an hour of each other!), and they've bonded quickly over their love of Disney, Hello Kitty, and Miyazaki movies. It's made me happy! :D

    1. My parents want to move to Texas, and are ALWAYS talking about taking cruises out of Galveston. If I make it down there, you'll be one of the first people I email! :-)