Sunday, 3 June 2012

Praise and Old Friends

Fred (my husband) and I along with 2 old friends from university days went to the Keith & Kristyn Getty concert in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast last night. 

 The Gettys were joined by Stuart Townend who co-wrote the modern hymn "In Christ Alone" with them and also some other pieces. 

I have to say that I enjoyed the pieces Stuart was involved in most but overall it was a good night out made better by going with friends. 

The four of us had dinner first in Benedicts restaurant which Fred & I had only been to once before on the graduation of our son Daniel from Queens University (a great university but then I'm biased because both Fred & I studied there).  

We had been living in Belgium for over 6 years and had not seen these friends all during that time and also for a few years before that but when it is true friends the time gap doesn't matter.  Yes there is more to catch up on but the familiarity and the ease of conversation and the knowledge of the care and understanding on each side is still there.

True friendship lasts throughout any space of time.


 This was the third night of concerts in the Waterfront for the Gettys and it is lovely to think of so many people singing God's praise there together.

Do you keep in touch with old friends?

I'm grateful for old friends, are you?




18 comments:

  1. Old friends are such a blessing. No matter how long it has been since the last time you were together, you fall back into the comfortable ways of the relationship & just pick up where you left off. I visited from Miscellany Mon. this afternoon :)

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    1. That's exactly right about old friends. Thanks for dropping in, I have only just discovered Miscellany Mondays so looking forward to exploring some more links from there soon.

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  2. Yes, old friends are such a blessing. I love the song, In Christ Alone. I like it best sung by the Steve Petite Evangelistic Band. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Hi again Judith.
      Great song, we sing it a lot in our church.

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  3. I am so grateful for my friends.

    Thanks for linking up with Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Hi again Jenifer, Only just discovered Woman's Word Filled Wednesday so hoping to get a good look around

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  4. Lovely...first time visitor. My sons were in your beautiful country a year or so ago. I so wanted to go with them! I have only been in Eastern Europe, in the Baltics, lived there for about 15 months in Latvia and Estonia. They would love to go back to Ireland and Scotland. Such gorgeous country. Blessings!

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    1. I'm glad your sons enjoyed Northern Ireland and I'm sure you will too when you get a chance to come. Thanks for dropping in.

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  5. Thank you for sharing with us here at "Tell Me a Story," your precious time spent with friends and enjoying the music of these wonderful people. It is important to keep in contact with friends, old and new. Welcome to "Tell Me a Story," and please return.

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    1. Thank you Hazel, I intend to take my time seeing what others have to say at Tell me a story.

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  6. I absolutely LOVE that Stuart Townend song. "In Christ Alone" is so filled with blessings, rejoicing, knowing Him. Would sure love to hear him personally. Instead, it's a church blessing to hear it, or my husband and I to play our instruments with it. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Caryjo, I have to agree with all that you have said. Some great blessings from these good song writers.

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  7. Oh yes, catching up with those who are dear to us is so precious.
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Blessings
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

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    1. Hi again Mel, my only problem now is that we have lived in a few different countries so most of the catch up is by email etc and not so much face to face.

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  8. Very much so! I'm blessed to have many of the same friends from middle and high school. Yes, I've made other friends and acquaintances throughout my adult life, but the comfort and security I find in those decades old friendships cannot be beat.

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    1. Hi Michelle, I recently had a small reunion with friends from university days and it was lovely to catch-up after the 6 years I had lived abroad. one of them I have known since I was 6 years old.

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  9. It sounds as though you had quite a nice reunion. It is always such a pleasure to see those we often do not get to visit with often. A great share and I appreciate your time here. Thank you and enjoy your week.

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  10. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story of music and old friends at Tell me a Story. What a pleasure it is to get re-acquainted with old friends. I have some friends too far away to see often, but we keep in touch with Face Book and E-mail.

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