By Kristen Entwistle
Sometimes I just have to stand back and marvel at how God works. It’s pretty amazing.
In late October, I came across Simple Moments Stick, where they were pairing up bloggers from around the world for the month of November to encourage one another. I ended up getting paired up with Nichole from My Anchored Life. I must admit, I definitely went into this whole thing completely on a whim, not really knowing what to expect.
And God blew away my expectations. Big time.
I started by reading through some of Nichole’s blog. God has certainly given Nichole the gift of writing, and she is using it for His glory. Her blog is anchored in Christ, as is her life, and she seemed like an awesome person that I really wanted to get to know.
When I first e-mailed Nichole, I was afraid she was going to take one look at my e-mail and ask for a different partner. Not because I’m scary or demanding, but because she wanted someone who was more on her level. You see, Nichole’s a home-school mom of four kids, while I am mom of none. Nichole is married to her military husband and has moved many places over her life, while I am…not. Nichole spent the month of October blogging EVERY DAY, while I definitely did not.
And then…she e-mailed me back.
And God did something amazing. He took two totally different people from two different stages of life and gave them connections – connections that are no coincidence. Nichole and I both went into this blind. We both have busy, full lives that allow us to correspond during the week. We both started writing and blogging as hobbies and have watched it turn into something more. And Nichole has known two people with CF throughout her life. And she lives in a state that I am going to visit this month – which means we actually get to meet face to face.
Coincidences? I think not.
I’m still a little floored by the fact that God orchestrated this, and that He knew what I needed before I even needed it. I’m so grateful that God has brought Nichole into my life and that we have the opportunity to meet face to face. She has been an encouragement and a friend to me in this last month, and I couldn’t have asked for a better ‘sister.’