Blessed by association


I did this cross-stitch piece when I was a teenager, but the sentiment behind the statement it expresses remains the same today as it was back then. I’m blessed by association through the many friendships I’ve cultivated over the years. God is the author of friendship, community, and the unity that occurs when people are knit together in one accord. He dwells in the midst of it all and gives it His personal blessing.

Let’s remember and cherish our God-given friendships, both online and offline.

Happy Sunday!



  1. Blessed by association how so true. I never taken the time to see it that way. Thanks! I came across your blog from Jumping Tandem.

  2. ‘Blessed by association.’ I like that. πŸ™‚ Not only does it remind me of what a blessing my friends are but encourages me to be the best friend I can be. Good Word.

    Blessings to you in the New Year.

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  3. Happy Sunday Alison. I’m certainly blessed by our association. Have a great week dear.
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  4. Absolutely! Love it. I signed up for your post by email while you were on vacation and I’m not getting them. I finally decided to stop by. I said I KNOW she’s back… πŸ˜‰

  5. Amen to that my friend!!! Oh the fruit fellowship produces is mighty and beautiful!!! XOXO
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  6. Evangelist Norma Roy-Hardie says:

    We are truly blessed to be connected to one of GOD’s divine creation, ALI4JC! So thankful for the association and the life long friendship and fellowship, you’re truly a gift from GOD!

  7. This is such a beautifully crafted piece, Alison! You are so right! I love that you acknowledge God as the author of friendship and community. I believe wholeheartedly that He made us to be relational people. It’s why we need people to thrive and grow. It’s very amazing how he designed us to be this way, really. πŸ™‚ I hope you had a fabulous weekend!
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    • I had a great weekend, Brittnei. I went to a gala/fundraiser for a nonprofit that I support, and it was marvelous to see the support people gave. God is at work in all of our friendships. Such a blessing.

      You have a great week, Brittnei!
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  8. Exactly what I needed to read this morning. Thank you Alison.-Ashley
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  9. So much wisdom for a teen! That is beautiful!
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  10. Powerful. I like it to read. Ik hard days friendship is a special gift from our God.
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  11. So true, Alison. If we are judged by the company we keep, I am in good shape. My offline and online friends are fabulous women – present company included.
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  12. As always when I come by ‘your place’ I leave uplifted and encouraged…you are definitely one of the associations I count myself as being blessed with.
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  13. I really like this phrase! Hope you had a happy Sunday!

  14. I really love this! I remember how calming cross stitch was for me when I was a teen. I need to introduce my little one. Glad you are a friend of mine online and off… πŸ™‚
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  15. Indeed! Blessed by association. I love that. Love when themes connect like this. Make your day great!

  16. I can cross-stitch too one of the things my mom made me do to develop my homing skills because I all I wanted to do was climb trees lol. Great words
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    • LOl re: wanting to climb trees. I climbed some in my day and have the scars to prove it. Good to know others are into cross-stitch! I need to pull out my embroidery goodies to prep a new cross-stitch piece for 2014.

  17. Blessed by association… I like that. Beautiful and true words. I cherish my friendships!

  18. I like that! Blessed by association. Good friends are true gems!
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