I Lost a Dear Friend

Today has been sad and stressful, but also very comforting. I lost a dear friend this morning. This friend has been with me in thick and thin the last few years. We went together to Peru. We traveled to Sweden. We have traveled back and fort to Oklahoma uncountable times. We have spent time together in Big Ceder Lodge and in Branson. We’ve been in Florida.

This has been such a faithful friend. From early morning until late night we have been together. We have sent hundred upon hundreds of messages of hope around the world. Do you wonder why my heart almost stopped this morning when my dear friend was dead?

I will spare you the details of all the anguish I’ve been through today. It was a good thing I started the day with a reminder from Psalms 46:10, which I posted on Facebook: BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I’M GOD!

Be still

I sure needed to remind myself of that, because the death of my friend was a very hard blow. I turned to my true and trusted Source. Whatever happens, I always talk to Jesus about it. I pleaded with him to help me get my friend back, and to help me “be still.”

I called my good friends Team Steam and they offered me help. In a way they “resurrected” my friend. They took the heart out and replaced it in another “body.” But it’s not the same! My friend is gone!

I’m not going to let my friend rest in peace. I want to bring it back to life. I want to look at all the options.


Isn’t it funny? It’s like the flat box has gotten under my skin. That’s what me late husband used to sing about me: “I got you under my skin!” I know it’s some kind of song but I don’t have a clue what song!

There is nothing like turning to the Lord in any situation. He will send the right people to aid us, in the midst of worry and frustration.

Read the Psalm and trust the Lord in times of trouble. The death of a computer is one thing. Money can buy a new one. I still can’t get over the death of my life-long friend and soul mate. It will be seven years and I’m still grieving. If the love of your life is still with you, enjoy each other! Hopefully you will be able to enjoy each other for a long time.

God bless you! Be still and know that God is God!

Psalm 46, NIV

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.


About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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