Intentional Relationships: Making time for what matters

By Deborah Bachman

Relationships. Lately that word is prominent on the threshold of my heart. People come in and out of our lives. Some stay for a season, some a lifetime. I believe God’s been impressing on me the importance of being intentional with relationships, looking right in front of you to those He’s crossed our paths with.

When I met my husband three years ago, I watched him drive 25 minutes every evening from Henrietta to Wichita Falls to visit his mother in a nursing home. He’s a full-time contractor, and at that time was juggling numerous construction projects. Seldom did he miss an evening just to sit with her, enjoying a little conversation and tea.

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