9.20.2006

friends.


i totally want to steal aly's post cause its exactly what i was thinking today at the sczebels. how blessed am i to have a friend like aly?? i mean, she came out and jumped in the puddles with me!! she got wet with me. i feel kinda bad that i made her get wet, but i think that secretly, she loved it. she gave up her nice cozy pants to bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart. its those friends that you know will stick with you through thick and thin, when you've lost your voice and when you just won't stop talking, and even the hair days when you wish you were them and the hair days when you wish you didn't know them. thanks for being one of those friends.

the work that GOD has done through my friends and their families has been so great. the impact that you guys have had on my life in the last 11 months at crossway is so big. i am so incredibly blessed to have a friends like you. my friends at crossway and the people there have just amazed me in how much they love the LORD. to see how GOD is working through the lives of each and everyone of you to reach out to other kids like me who were heading off in the wrong direction is awesome.

this last year, i lost some friends. some good friends. i've known them for almost 7 years. and i miss the fun times we had together, but you know, i wasn't going to be with them forever. and HE gives and takes away. GOD this year has blessed me so much with so many friends that bring me closer to HIM. so many friends that encourage me and build me up. so many friends from florida, texas, minnesota haah and even here rainy old vancouver, i've made great, even some life long friends. and each and every one of these new friends has a great love for JESUS. a passion to grow in HIM. and they bring that with them when we meet. they show me just how much GOD has blessed them, and with that i see just how much GOD has showered HIS blessings on me.

i thank GOD for my friends. and for you als. even though you put the worst picture in the world of me onto the internet where google can find it and track me down along with the aliens. =P

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." -- Anonymous

thanks for walking in on me als. hahaaa. i (heart) you.

21 comments:

damaris said...

the whole wide world has gone sweet and mushy! aahhh...
haha.
good post kars. i liked it.


seriously, isn't it amazing how God cares for us? that He doesn't just save us...which is mind-blowing in itself...but then He provides myriads of little blessings for us. and half the time we don't even see them.

friends are one of the best gifts.
when they're the kind who provoke you to pursue greater godliness.
((ie. als))

Elizabeth said...

aw, thanks kars, i haven't laughed so hard in a very.... oh wait, last night. haha.

that was great....

"google!"

kara said...

everyone got so mushy with their posts. well, me and you als.

dams i totally agree. not only did he save us but he has blessed us to no end.

Sean said...

i think im gunna get a little emotional...haha..but anyways, nice post, i like friends!

Elizabeth said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!! i just saw the picture....

kars, your a cracked egg.

Elizabeth said...

you like my picture. hahahahahahaha

it is SO great!

kars said...

als you are so cute in that picture!!!

hahaaa i love it.

hey, after bball tonight we got ice cream for mcd's and everyone thought that the girl sounded like you. i didn't think so.

hey you are just as much cracked as me babe.

kars said...
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a fan. said...

Hey, I heard that chris pine was at the sczebel house last night.

joel sczebel said...

No, actually that was me.....

joel sczebel said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


oohhh I astound myself. I'm probably going to need to ask forgiveness for that once if I get convicted. right now it just seems funny.

Sean said...

haha, nice joe. i dont know who chris pine is, but it seems funny

irish lass said...

he doesn't happen to know chris evans, does he...

Elizabeth said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

in question of joe's mental health... said...

oh my goodness. joe you are craazy.

haaha i can't help but laugh though.

who even thinks of that????

danny said...

haha, lol, i love the pic, kara. but yeah, God does work for our benefit and only our benefit. and friends are such an important part of our lives. I really pray to God a lot to bring into MY life the friends that'll build me up and strengthen me when times are hard. It's awesome, just knowing God's there for us.
Great post. Loved it.

--Daniel--

kars. said...

hey danny

sorry i made it sound kinda like crosswayish only friends. you're one of those great friends.

thanks.

the other kars said...

kara i LOVE YOU!
thanks for taking care of als.
she loves you pretty much a TON!!!!

the canaadian kars said...

whoa! is that kara from el paso kars???

aaaaahhh!!!

the other kars said...

YES TIS I!!!!
oh kars,kars, kars.
we NEED to hang out more often! when i move there, ( after SOMEBODY builds my house that was sposed to be built like forever ago) we will definetely do stuff.
i love yoU!

the canaadian kars said...

WHOOAAAA!!!!!

for sure we'll hang out.

aren't you going to the women's conference in phoenix too??