I started the other day still bummed that my vacation was over and not entirely ready for "real life" to begin. But after encouraging one friend, praying with another, planning a visit with a new friend the next week and planning to make lunch for an old friend and her family after church that coming weekend (and all this done by lunchtime), the Holy Spirit shook some sense into me and whispered as I was sweeping the kitchen floor, "You can't live the life I want you to live and be an effective friend if you travel all the time."

I realized that my friends are here and God has called me to be a friend... So, that's all it took to settle the conflict in my spirit.

I was happy to be home again.