Friendship

A Treasury of Miracles for Friends: True Stories of Gods by Karen Kingsbury

By Karen Kingsbury

#1 New York Times bestselling writer Karen Kingsbury's undying selection of real tales celebrating God's presence in friendship.

during this heartwarming e-book, the amazing energy of friendship is confirmed via outstanding stories within the lives of standard women and men. Karen Kingsbury has accrued jointly real-life examples of associates who're there for every different simply because they need to be, no longer simply because they must be. those uplifting tales illustrate that actual friendship is made from love and laughter, compassion and figuring out. And whilst lifestyles sends a problem that can't be met on my own, God presents a pal whilst one is required so much.

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One aunt had fallen asleep with her face in the mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving dinner; another’s fondness for Coors was so unwavering that I can still remember the musky smell of the beer and the coldness of the cans. Most of the men drank the way all Texas men drank, or so I believed, which meant that they were tough guys who could hold their liquor until they couldn’t anymore—a capacity that often led to some cloudy version of doom, be it financial ruin or suicide or the lesser betrayal of simple estrangement.

Her own father, faced with such rivals for his girls, would have brandished a Rorschach test instead of a gun. THAT AUTUMN WE were walking the fire trails near Sheepfold Meadow at Middlesex Fells; it was a glorious Sunday afternoon, and dozens of people had wandered out of bounds, past the No Trespassing signs near the verboten reservoir, to avail themselves of the view. A town police officer arrived and rounded up only the people with dogs, ignoring the families with strollers and the solitary amblers.

We were walking along and Caroline had muttered some acknowledgment about how hard I’d been working, though nothing about the essay itself. ” She looked at me aghast. “Oh my God,” she said. “I’ve turned into my mother. ” She rushed to reassure me, and we talked for the rest of the walk about what a swampland this was: the world of envy and rivalry and self-doubt (between women, and writers, and women writers), about insecurity and power differentials. We found out that day, fairly quickly, how great and complex our fondness was for each other; I also had my first sense of something central about Caroline that would become a pillar of our friendship.

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