Friendship is tricky, isn’t it?

This past week I received a message from one of you in this community. It read, “Suzie, I’m lonely and want friendship with other Christian women. I’m asking God to send a friend. Will you agree with me in that prayer?”

I was excited to pray with her, but we took it deeper as we chatted together. You see, God can send us a friend, but there’s a part we play as well. A friend isn’t something that we just gain; it’s what we become. Just in case you think this is something that has always been easy for me, let me set the record straight:

I used to hide if I saw someone coming in the grocery store, rather than say hello.

When I was younger I had friends, but those friendships changed and I didn’t know what to do about it.

I have had great friends, but kept a wall up.

I finally gave myself permission to not only cultivate friendships, but to be a good friend. I’m still working on it, and maybe that’s part of the plan. It means that I don’t take it for granted and I realize that friendship is often intentional rather than accidental.

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In today’s vlog, I share three things that can get in the way of friendship.

I’d love to hear what you have to say.

If you notice, I’m tucked away in a corner of the house. It’s not fancy and the lighting was a challenge, but it is what was available. I’m so glad you are tucked there with me today.


Suzie shared, “God is your needmeeter.  No person can (or should) fill his shoes.”

Q: What is your response to that statement?

Q: What is one way to become a friend?

Q: Describe a time that someone was a good friend to you.

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