Counting it All Joy for Girlfriends!

It's Wednesday and time to reflect on the joy of the Lord and all the blessings He gives! I'm counting it all joy today for women friendships. Here are some facts from a lecture at Stanford: "One of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health is to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends. We women share from our souls with our sisters, and evidently that is very good for our health. Failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking! So every time you hang out and schmooze with a gal pal, just pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health!"

Last Friday night, the men were gone in our Life Group and we proclaimed it a "girlfriend night." We got in the Word together and reminded each other of God's extravagant love. We prayed together, ate pizza, wings and raw veggies together and even walked the dog together! I cherish these women. We even got silly together!

Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood. ~Louisa May Alcott

Be sure to visit Angel at All The Mus for an uplifting Wednesday. We count it all Joy!


  1. Oh I love the fun you are having with your girlfriends!!

  2. You all look like you're having such fun. But why should that be surprising? You are such a kind and fun and happy person Mary.

    love you,

  3. What JOY you all have on your faces!! Such wonderful times to be had on girls nights for sure !! Especially when the Lord is head of your friendships and lives!

    One day I hope to have a day with you and KNOW it will be glorious!!!

    Love you Mary

  4. Girlfriends are the best. Thank the Lord for them!!!
    Also wanted to tell you that your little granddaughter in the video is so sweet. God bless you my friend.

  5. I just LOVE this scene!! I'm with you on this one for sure Mary... God just made us with that joy of sharing with other 'girls'...:)

  6. Girlfriends are heart treasures.

  7. I love doing something fun with my girlfriends. It really does help. And my husband totally understands that.
    Loved your silly picture!

  8. Oh Mary, so sweet! I rarely get a chance to have "girl" time with a young one -- but I agree -- we need our Sisters!

  9. Hey Mary!!

    Oh what fun you gals had!!! And what a blessing to have such wonderful friendships like these!!

    Luv and Big Hugs!! : ))

  10. His love is so evident from your faces! Glowing and bright! God bless you sister and thank you always for your prayers. Love to you.

    I don't believe in coincidences but my word verification is "ached". :( Despite the reminder, I'm feeling better actually and by God's grace, are able to finish all the tasks day by day. To Him be the glory!


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