What a Friend I Have in Linda Glaze

At the end of a challenging day, God brought together two people.
Before the skies could become dark, smiles had been exchanged.
Christian friends with no idea they were about to be friends at all.
Doesn’t God always wonderfully like to surprise us like that?
Every day is new with friendships that God has designed.
Fortunate for me, Linda was chosen to be my God given friend.
God is so generous to be as loving as He is.
How else would I have gotten to know someone so amazing?
I would not have without God’s hand in it all.
Just think.
Keeping secrets from us, allows God to spoil us.
Linda was a secret God had kept from me.
Molding her and me to be so fond of one another, we were unaware of God doing so.
Now, I have a good female Christian friend that I know only God Himself has sent to me because only God Himself knows exactly of what and how Linda is made, of what and how I am made, and how Linda and I fit so perfectly into one another’s life, and just at a time that only He could know would be perfect, a time when only He knows that we need each other, when we have absolutely no idea how much we need someone…specifically each other, nor even know why… you know what I mean… in God’s good timing.
Only God can plan such things because only God knows these things.
People are so quick to say it is fate.
Quick to say it is luck.
Rarely do we give our great Jehovah God His credit…His praise.
So let me say it as it should be said.
Thanks are given to my God for my friend Linda.
Uniquely created to be my friend, I am blessed by the hand of God Himself.
Victory is Jesus comes to mind.
What a Friend we have in Jesus.
X out all that Satan tries to feed us about not getting too close to people.
You, oh God, are in those You bring to us.
Zion awaits us all.

11-8-2004 Monday
written by Gail Brookshire

I Am Afraid To Tell ____ .

I am afraid to tell friends or others
About things that I’m ashamed of or regret.
I do understand that it’s the past, and that my friends love me,
But telling them things they couldn’t get past or comprehend
Can eventually cause a whole new struggle for me.
If I am over it, can deal with it, talk about it, write about it,
Or have anything to do with it myself,
Or when I have to with others,
I am quite capable of dealing with it,
Or living with it for the rest of my life,
Alone and mentally healthy.
My scary secrets, or simple regrets,
Need to go with me to my grave,
Or to the heart of a true friend.
Love life and let it be, it lets you be.

3-10-1994 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Creative Writing Class Spring 1994,
Taught by E.P.

Fear Is An Understatement For What I Feel

Fear is an understatement for what I feel
Towards marriage, love, pregnancy, and trusting someone forever.
There is nothing worse than being hurt
By someone you love or trust, or really look up to,
Except maybe losing someone to death or life.
It’s something we can’t take back.
I can’t be faced with the reality of it all, and hurt forever.

Some people think love can die while you’re alive.
I don’t think so.
Love is forever.
It doesn’t die.
If it does, that means it was never there.
My love is forever.
Just like God’s,
The best love of all.
The only real love!

3-10-1994 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Creative Writing Class, Spring 1994
Taught by E. P.