The Angelic Breakfast Club
Best-selling author Debbie Macomber shares how help from earth angels blessed her life with friendship and support.
The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense. Proverbs 27:9 (NLT)
I'd always been a stay-at-home mom, working as time allowed, but when my children were grown, my goal was to get out of the house and become part of the business community. After ten years of working hard from home, I proudly signed my name to a lease for my own office and found myself facing hard decisions in a world completely foreign to me.
I knew I needed help, but where was I going to get it? As a first step, I contacted some successful businesswomen in our town—Lillian, a lawyer; Betty, a bank vice president; Diana, a social worker; Stephanie, a business owner; and Janelle, a real estate broker. I invited them to tea and asked their advice. We had such a good time together that we decided to meet every Thursday for breakfast.
A full year’s worth of devotions written by women of faith, covering important issues of family, faith and friendship.
That was eight years ago, and we still meet every Thursday to encourage and support one another. We bring our pains and our triumphs to breakfast; seek advice and share our troubles freely. We wept together when Stephanie developed cancer and died within five short months, and celebrated when Betty, a widow, met a wonderful man and remarried.
We laugh together and cry together—often at the same time. The years have seen many changes in our lives, but what started out as an easy way for me to learn more about being a good businesswoman has evolved into something far more powerful: friendship and a blessing from God.
Thank You, Lord, for the special friends You’ve brought into my life. May we always continue to be close to You and to one another.