All posts tagged: Friendship

In the Silence: A Story of Friendship

Written July 22, 2015 by Candice Coates Well, I am going to go then,” I thumb toward the front door from the back deck and look down at him, waiting for him to respond. We have been sitting out here for the last couple of hours. The perfect buffet line for every mosquito in the neighborhood. He stares forward still unmoving before finally tilting his head around to look at me. He can’t see my face, which is a good thing. The sun behind my head has created the perfect backdrop, veiling my features in darkness. Like I said, it is a good thing. I have never been good at poker, and I can’t mask my expressions so well anymore. When this began I was good at it, but it hass been almost a year now. I began to wear down six months ago. His eyes glance down at my toes and he grins. I must be balling them and releasing them again, a telltale sign that I am irritated. He is very astute that …

Dreaming & Sowing Seeds

“Dreaming is not wasting time, it’s peeking into your future ahead of time.”   In all truth, even though I polished up the words to make them into a quote, they are actually the result of a conversation I was having with the Lord Jesus. I have said it a bazillion times, that I am a stickler for time. I like to make the best use of every second of every day…its akin to squeezing blood from a turnip the way I can be when it comes to time management. “Dreaming is sowing seed.” This is not always a good thing, although I still stand on the fact that being wasteful of time is not good either. Once before, several years ago, also while having a conversation with God, the topic then being money, He asked me, “What happens to a fist full of sand when you squeeze it as tightly as you can?” My response, “The tighter you squeeze the faster it seems to slip away from you.” His response, “That is exactly what happens …

Loneliness: Sharpest Tool for Honing Clarity

For a moment there, I thought about getting all philosophical about this topic, putting together a whole lot of fancy words, name dropping famous people you most likely learned about (and then forgot about) while striving towards your Bachelor’s degree… But then I thought, what for? You don’t have to go to school, gain loads of debt (if you didn’t have scholarships) to dance with loneliness. Loneliness is like a pimple, NOBODY wants them, but EVERYBODY gets them every now and again. (You can insert my lonely sigh right HERE.) So, anyway, I recently had a birthday, turning 33 years of age. Like all of my birthdays, unless I have planned some shindig of excitement, the day goes by with very little fanfare. No, its not that I am unloved. Its just that my birthday is on the 5th of July which means my family views the 4th as a 2 for 1 kind of deal. Because the USA is having a birthday party with fireworks, I get the shaft, they say the cake is …