Facebook is so much fun - keeping up with the lives of those I love. I have discovered some interesting things about people through the pages of their profiles. One such discovery is that I have some amazingly talented friends! Heather Amer has a beautiful eye for photography - http://www.heathercheriephotography.com/ - Mackenzie Lee has a gift with the written word and Josh Burgbacher is creative with Photoshop (at least I think that's the program he uses for his pics).
One picture that is in a photo album of Josh's inspired me to write a short little story. I've been thinking about it for weeks and this morning after I encouraged Chloe to watch some cartoons before I had to get out of bed, The Cinnamon Street Swing simply came together. It is based on the verses from John 14 about God sending us the Holy Spirit as our comforter.
I usually equate the Holy Spirit with conviction, keeping me in line. But His purpose, as stated from the lips of Jesus, is peace. He is with me so I won't feel abandoned or distraught. I have the Holy Spirit living in me and as I learn to live out the character of Him, I will bear His fruit.
God is so gracious and wise. He knew we would need a Savior and He knew we would need a friend. Thank you my Heavenly Father for providing ALL I need.