Thanksgiving (Part 3)

As iron sharpens iron – so one man sharpens another. -Proverbs 27:17

I was thinking of things I’m thankful for and I really feel like I need to acknowledge some friendships that I’m thankful for. I always talk about mentors and family – but haven’t acknowledge my friends yet.

People always tell me as I grow up that if I have one or two really good friends – then I’m extremely blessed. As I grow older – I realize the truth that is in that statement. So here are some friendships I am thankful for this Thanksgiving:

Andrew Raisley You’re my roomie! I’m looking forward to sharpening each other on Saturday mornings. Thanks for always encouraging me to shoot for the highest and the best.

Ben Rath It’s been great getting to know you over the past two years. The life you live stretches me! Thank you so much for being a great friend and mentor. You encourage me to step out in faith!

C – Sweet Daddy C! As much as I rebuke Slicks prophecy… I do appreciate you. We’ve been friends since 2nd grade – so many good times! Love you bro!

David Faulk – Every time I talk to you a fire in me gets reignited for Jesus. Thanks for always being willing to listen and pour into my life.

David Riley – Riley . . . you’re the man! I’ve had a blast hanging with you the past two years. Thanks for all of your encouragement and thanks for driving me crazy haha! I love ya!

Laura SteidelYou’ve never given up on me and always see the best in me and help draw it out. You believed in me when no one else did and for that I’ll be forever grateful!

Scotty D – I’ve enjoyed getting to know you more intimately lately haha – God’s got awesome things in store for you. Thanks for not letting me settle!

Sean Moore – You’re one of my best friends bro! I’m so grateful we get to go through the journey of ministry together, have Words together, and help each other not settle for less than God’s best.

Vanessa Phillips – We’re best friends! haha… It’s been a crazy journey! I’m thankful that we can always encourage each other and cheer each other up. Thanks for always being there for me!

Zack Blair – Thanks for always being there to listen to me and encourage me. Thanks for being obedient to God in every area of your life – I always look up to you and your example. I am so excited to watch you touch a generation of twenty somethings.

Obviously there are soooo many more – so if I didn’t put you on here it DOES NOT mean I am not grateful for our friendship! All of you have added value to my life and if I interact with you at all – believe me – I’m grateful!

What friends are you grateful for in your life? Have you let them know?


5 Responses

  1. Thanks for the kind words. I know I’ve said it before, but you’ve stretched me and helped me in ways words can’t explain. You’re a great example for those whose lives you impact.


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