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Posts by Jessica Smartt

Today’s Truth

But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.

Luke 10:33

Friend to Friend


Four months ago, my friend Ashley moved away. I have missed her terribly. It wasn’t until this week that it hit me – why her friendship is such a gift. Simply put, she has time for me.


I guess I don’t just mean time to talk on the phone, to chat over coffee, or meet up for playdates. It’s more than that; she has the mental and emotional space to love well. She’s not so stressed and consumed with her own life that she has no time or energy for anyone else. On the contrary, she has the capacity to be a good friend – to pray for me often, to remember my appointments and concerns, to process and

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"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well…" 1 Thessalonians 2:8