Friday, April 25, 2014

Just Text Me!


I'm a bad friend.  

I'm not good at  visiting, calling and remembering birthdays and special days.  I get too caught up in my own world and my never-ending to-do list. However, I'm very forgiving towards my friends if I feel neglected because I know how life is.

I think a true friendship is when you can pick up where you left off at anytime knowing you are always there for each other when hard times come.  My friends know I will pray for them; and, I know that if I'm going through a struggle I can ask them for prayer as well.

What's really great is if you can attend a church where you've made friends.  My church friends are so easy to keep up with because I see them 2-3 times a week.  If something happens to them, we have an email prayer chain where immediately every one knows the trial we are going through and can pray right then.

I know there is no substitute for encounters in the flesh: but, in today's world, we are just an email, text, phone call or facebook post away from our friends.  I want to make more of an effort to keep in touch.

How about you?


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1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

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Anonymous said...

I know how you feel. I often feel as if I should/could do better at remembering special days, etc...
But there are lots of ways of being a friend, and we each are given different gifts along those lines.
Use the ones God gave you, and you will continue to be a blessing to your friends.
-Sarah (from Five Minute Friday friends)

Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you mean. I often feel like a bad friend for the very same reasons. Thanks for sharing your heart so i don't feel quite so bad thinking I'm the only one :) Found you from the Five Minute Friday link up

Heather Mitchell said...

It is hard when life is busy to keep in touch with friends although our true friends are the ones that understand and can pick up right where you left off. They accept us right where we are at and for who we are. So glad I stopped by.

Angie said...

My life is so busy that I often feel like I neglect to pay attention to the people in my life other than my immediate family. It's not intentional, I love them dearly. The good thing about those that love you though is that they know your heart and know that you love them!