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If I could give one piece of advice to kids today, it would be this:

Choose your friends wisely.

As a teacher, I see lives changed for the good and for the bad with this one decision.

As a mom of mostly adult children, I still have the same prayer for all of my kids.

Who we spend time with truly does influence who we will become.

This truth doesn’t change in our adult life either.

If we want to grow spiritually, we need to be sure our friendships are pulling us closer to God not further away.

Our friends are our best decorations.

They brighten our lives.

They bring color to our days.

They make us better human beings.

Better Christians.

Take time today to say “thank you” to the people who stretch you without breaking you,

who love you without putting conditions on you,

and who invest in you without expectations.

Thank God for friendships that cause you to think more deeply,

love more passionately,

give more generously,

laugh more freely,


live more fully.

If you’re longing for a friend who will love you while not being afraid to sharpen you, don’t be afraid to ask God for this gift.

He longs to give us the desires of our heart, and I believe a good friend is something God sees as very important.

Have a happy Friday and think about the powerful statements made in the verses below.

He who walks with the wise grows wise…..

Proverbs 13:20

A friend loves at all times……..

Proverbs 17:17

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

Eccl. 4:9-10

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another

Proverbs  27:17

Wounds from a friend can be trusted…..

Proverbs 27:5

One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor……

Proverbs 12:26

CS Lewis quote