The Importance of Friendship


Friendships are a blessing. God brings people into our lives not by accident nor by coincidence.  We have friends for a reason, friends for a season and friends for a lifetime. All three types of friendship bless us in one way or another.  Sometimes people are brought into our lives for a reason or a season, so they can either teach us something or so they can learn something from us or perhaps both. Then there are friendships for a lifetime. Friendships endure the good, the bad and the ugly. Friendships encourage each other during the good times and lift each other up during the challenging times.

In 1 Samuel 18:1 it states “As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.” Can you imagine having that type of connection with someone? God puts people in our paths exactly when we need them; He knows we need friends who will be there no matter what. He knows just the right time and place to put certain people in our lives to encourage us, to speak truth to us, to help us see the best in ourselves when we cannot.

God gave David, Jonathan to help him when he was weak, full of doubt, or depressed.  To help David see the best in himself and wanted the best for him. Don’t we all want a friend like Jonathan; a friend who believes in us; someone who will seek out God and pray for us; someone who wants the best for us.

Seek out friendships like that of David’s and Jonathan’s. Find those people who will build you up and be there in those challenging moments. Seek friends will love you to the top of the mountain and through the valleys. Seek friends who will laugh with you and who will cry with you.


Adrenal Fatigue Part I – What is it?

Why is it so difficult to wake up? Why am I so tired? Why can’t I focus? Why can’t I keep the weight off? Why am I so moody and irritable? Have you ever asked yourselves these questions? I did and I did not know the answers.

I did not feel like myself, words that came out of my mouth would never exit my mouth before when I became frustrated and irritated.  Who was this person? . For years I complained about not having enough energy, struggled with my weight and anxiety yet I did not know why. Finally in August 2016 I discovered the answer—adrenal fatigue.

What is adrenal fatigue I asked? I had never heard of it before. Adrenal fatigue is when the adrenal glands can no longer function properly and become deficient. The adrenals secrete small amounts of hormones, particularly cortisol. When we experience too much stress whether it is emotional, physical, environmental or psychological, these secretion of hormones is diminished.

There are many signs or symptoms  for adrenal fatigue. The following are some of the signs: 1.) difficulty getting up in the morning, 2.) brain fog, 3.) lack of energy, 4.) mood swings, 5.) fatigue continues even when sleep is increased, no amount of sleep seems to alleviate the fatigue, 6.) craving salt/salt food, 7.) increased effort in everyday task, 8.) decreased ability to deal with stress, 9.) difficulty fighting infections, increased time to recover from illness, 10.) light-headed when standing up quickly, 11.) mild depression, 12.) less enjoyment or happiness with life, 13.) increased  PMS, 14.) less focus, 15.) memory less accurate, 16.) decreased tolerance, and 17.) decreased productivity. (Dr. James L. Wilson, N.D., D.C., Ph.D. “Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome”).

Adrenal Fatigue has four stages according to Fawne Hansen and Dr. Eric Wood. With each stage, there are various symptoms. As the fatigue worsens so do the symptoms.


Take The Adrenal Fatigue Questionnaire


Part 2 – What To Do About It Coming Soon