I’m sitting in DFW airport this morning, waiting on a plate of Huevos Rancheros, and my friend, Lynne. Flying in from Iowa, she’s connecting here so we can fly together to Santa Fe for a four-day getaway. The last time I saw Lynne was in June for her daughter’s wedding, and while it was a really special time, we understandably didn’t get a really good visit in.

Most all of my very best friends live out of state. It takes concerted effort to maintain actual face time, and very often involves air travel when we’re not taking to the open road. It also requires a lifting off, if you will, from the everyday, the things that pull you in every direction and vy for your attention.

It’s so important to step back now and then, to make time to pour into your relationships and just breathe. We need to get out of our own heads and step into someone else’s shoes for a while. It gives us perspective and recharges our batteries.

Maybe you’re blessed to have your best friends living right in your own backyard. Sometimes I think that’s harder because you take for granted that you can see them any time you want, and then never do! Call them today. Go grab lunch.

Do SOMETHING that makes you pause for a second. Or four days.

Take flight.


The apostles then rendezvoused with Jesus and reported on all that they had done and taught. Jesus said, “Come off by yourselves; let’s take a break and get a little rest.” For there was constant coming and going. They didn’t even have time to eat. ~ Mark 6:31 MSG