Meeting people and making friends via the Internet in these days of paedophiles and identity theft artists is akin toÂ building your home on a flood plain or walking down main street waving a thousand dollars in the air - you're just looking for trouble.
Or so one would think. But one would be wrong.
Another delightful treat of our recent trip to the UK was meeting Rachel. Rachel is a United Reformed minister based in Kendal Cumbria, in the United Kingdom. Her special task these years is to assist a group of their churches as they try to make transitions into the place God is calling them to go.
Quite a task indeed.
Anyway, I met Rachel via this space, and as it turns out she has become a great new friend.
Praying, eating, laughing together over the same jokes. Sharing stories and histories, hopes and a couple of dreams, really became for us another delight of this trip.
The Internet can be a wonderful place to meet new friends, even from around the world. Then go meet them in person!
God Bless this Internet thing and all who meet in her.
She is a blessing indeed.
(Rachel I mean.
And the Internet too I guess.)
Rachel and Lauralea