#1 Go-to Friend

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“Stop listening to instruction, my son,
and you will stray from the words of knowledge.”
 Proverbs 19:27 (NIV)
It is a struggle for me, but I’m learning to garden. Last year I asked my friend Cindy, “How do I know what tomato plant to buy?”
She told me to find one on sale. I did—bought a regular tomato plant—didn’t even know the name, and a cherry tomato plant. They both produced mega amounts of beautiful red fruit.
This year I walked to Cindy’s desk, “I have these big dead patches in my yard—I’ve tried everything….”
Cindy suggested I have grubs, told me how to treat them and when to rake up the dead grass and sprinkle lawn seed. I don’t have the results yet—this week I’ll rake and spread grass seed.
Cindy is now my yard and garden go-to person.
Audrey Hebbert, a retired English teacher became my go-to person when I struggled with my grammar.
The group that meets monthly in my home is my critique go-to people.
There is several other go-to family and friends I lean on, I’ve learned its okay to ask for help.
Sometimes my go-to people aren’t available. That’s when I’m reminded the one that often provides me wisdom and instruction before I ask is the Lord.
God is available 24/7. I need to always remember, He is my #1 Go-to friend.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for the teachers of workshops and other writers that help us strengthen our prose that we might share you around the world. Amen
Kat Crawford

Kat Crawford

Katherine J. Crawford, author of Capsules of Hope: Survival Guide for Caregivers, is published in sixteen compilations and numerous articles. Known as the Lionhearted Kat, she resides in Omaha, Nebraska. Visit Kat’s website lionheartedkat.com.Read her journal through breast cancer and the loss of her husband: www.caringgiver/visit/org.
Kat Crawford

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