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As a young child, my daughter never liked being alone.  She hungered for companionship all the time.  She wanted someone with her when she colored, played, ate, watched a movie and even until she was asleep at night.  Today, 30 some years later, Kelley still loves having people around her, but in contrast, she cherishes her time alone on her back porch.

I knew my dad as strong, independent and self-sufficient. (Along with many other excellent and enduring characteristics). He seemed to like being alone and never seemed to need companionship, but of course, most of the time; Mom was not very far away.  With the passing of time, (he just turned 96) he has become much more dependent on others.  Since Mom’s passing in 2013, my Dad seems to want companionship more and more. 

During Lent, some people decide to sacrifice something.  They may give up chocolate, fast food, computer games, etc. This practice can free up time to focus on Jesus, which is so important.  Lent is also a time of giving and service.  There are so many ways to give back to God and to serve others in need.

Do you know people who hunger for companionship?  Maybe you can give up some of your time to serve God this Lent by visiting someone who needs a friend or just someone to talk with.

Hebrews 13: 16

16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Have a blessed day!

Leila Denton