Umpqua Connect


January 31, 2021 Lonnie Wibberding
Umpqua Connect
Show Notes Transcript

A short devotional on Proverbs 27:9. Want to talk? Send an email to

Good Morning! I'm your host Lonnie Wibberding, and you are listening to Umpqua Connect. A daily devotional podcast sent out from the beautiful Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon.

Today is Sunday, January 31, 2021.

We have come to the last day of January. It seems the year is already flying by. With all the busyness and stress of just doing life, suddenly we look down and life is slipping past.

Today's text reminds us of one of those things that make life fun, and meaningful. Friends.

Friends make life good. But it takes time to slow down and reconnect with those who we care about. If we are not careful, busyness will suck out the meaning of life.

Yesterday I had the privilege to slow down and make time for friends. And I was reminded how much my friends add to my life.

But because relationships with friends are important, but not urgent, they can get squeezed out if we are not careful. Especially for us men.

Proverbs 27:9 says:

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,
    and the pleasantness of a friend
    springs from their heartfelt advice.

Maybe in the busy week ahead it's time to be purposeful about connecting with old friends, and maybe even new friends. Meaningful relationships make life sweet.

It's time to slow down, and make the time.

Thanks for connecting.

May God Bless your day. We'll talk again tomorrow