Finally, brother and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.
~ Philippians 4:8 ~
I love friends. They help me laugh. They help carry my burdens. They help me not take myself so seriously. They inspire and motivate. In particular, I love Tim Seeling. He is my friend. Recently he came over and helped me hang cabinets. It was really enjoyable just being with him. Laughing. Telling stories. Sharing time. And, of course, he came at a time when I really needed him. The difference that he brought to the table in my motivation was… well… motivating. The effect Tim had on me by just coming over and being a friend was that it made and still makes me smile and leaves me warm with gratitude to him and to the Lord. And it makes me think… when I grow up I want to be like Tim. I want to be a friend.
Rob Schmidt, pastor of worship and arts