[I thank my God…]

I met Ronda on a Christian networking website called Xianz.  I haven’t always clicked so easily with other females (perhaps it’s because I grew up with three brothers, and I never had any children of my own), but with Ronda our friendship came very naturally.  She’s been a protective and concerned big sister to me. (She’d say pushy, but I appreciate that she cares.)

It warms my heart that she treats me as a little sister, even if she does, on occasion, tell me things that I already know. (I tease!) She shares so many things that I don’t know. Plus, I’m finding that I need many reminders, nudges, and kicks in the pants this season, so I’m thankful that God uses her to speak into my life.

Ronda makes me smile just thinking about her; she listens and tries to understand what’s ailing me; she questions me and gets me thinking; she prays for me; and she cheers me on. Though I never minded not having any sisters growing up, it’s been a huge blessing to have her in my life.

This Nebraska neighbor to the southeast of us has been a real answer to prayer. I needed some strong women of faith in my life, and God’s been faithfully answering that request, not only through Ronda, but also through my beautiful sisters here on WordPress.

If it weren’t for knowing this treasured friend of my heart, I’d never have known what a big sister’s love feels like. Brothers can be wonderful, but there are times when I really need a big sis.

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy” –Philippians 1:3-4


The two pics of me, below, are old (A little over a decade ago now), but yes, hearts still rain down on me! They also come out of the top of my head! 😃  The last pic (after the video) is a current pic.


Prayers go up… Love comes down. ❤




24 thoughts on “She Ain’t Pushy, She’s My Sister

  1. Hey I have yet to read your post but I’m already excited about the title!! I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award 🥇🌻❤️
    Well deserved for a spunky, chipper gal like yourself!! It’s been an incredible blessing getting to know you. I love reading your posts and comments..these friendships are seriously like the gift that keeps on giving! Never gets old!! Love ya sister!

    1. Aww, thank you. I am so behind on my blogger awards! Lol. I’ve been debating doing an all in one response, or just passing. I do like to pay it forward, though, by promoting other bloggers. I’m just not sure if I have enough bloggers to nominate yet. I need to read more blogs! Thanks so much for the nomination! I so appreciate the encouragement. Just the other day I let the devil discourage me, but only momentarily. When I realized my focus was off, I shot down his discouraging arrows pronto! Thanks for your friendship Alicia! You have been such an encouragement to me. ❤ Love you sista. ❤

      1. You should do an all in one if you decide to do it…I was shocked by the amount of time it took to fill it all in!!

        I have the same problem, there’s certain blogs that I’m interested in but I can’t always find the time to read; and then there’s other ones who for the most part I just always make sure that I read! It takes time for sure!!
        I’m so glad you were able to fight the enemy!! I love that I’m quicker these days to recognize him messing with me!! I used to dwell in fear and anxiety but memorizing scripture/His truth has helped a ton!! And honestly just talking with other believers about struggles and obstacles. Thank you for being a help in that way!❤️❤️❤️

  2. What a blessing to have someone like Rhonda in your life. I have no sisters too, only a brother. I love my brother but he does not have the patience to listen to me like my closest friends do 😁. Lovely pictures, You look beautiful.

    1. Aww, thank you. 😊 Being the only Christian in my family I really appreciate all of my brothers and sisters in Christ. I don’t know what I’d do without their love and support. God has kindly supplied.

  3. Thank God for the gift of sisters.I have one sister and two brothers (am the last born) didn’t get along so well with my sister when I was younger, But now we are best friends.😃.
    You are beautiful ❤️

    1. Awww, thank you. ❤ Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself there too. I can always use more sisters, so it's nice to get to know more about you. 😊

  4. How wonderful to have a big sister like Rhonda! I have a brother too and no sisters……my best friend Michelle is like my sister. Awwww, you take great pictures! 😍🤗

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