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Five Minute Friday ~ Friend

Five Minute Friday
It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with Lisa-Jo of The Gypsy Mama.  We are given a writing prompt each week.  We have five minutes flat to write and that's it.  Our word for today is ...FRIEND.


I am so fortunate.  I have many friends.  I don't take that lightly. Each one is near and dear to my heart in a different way.

I have childhood friends.  We go back many years and thanks to Facebook I can still keep in touch to find out what's going on in their lives.

I have friends I met in church.  Some have moved so I don't get to see them as often as I like.  One is on the mission field far away but I love to see her when she is home on furlough.  

I have friends I met through Bible Study Fellowship.  We laugh together, pray together and cry together.  We've experienced sickness, struggles and even a recent death of one.  

I have friends I met through work, past and present.

I have many blogging friends.  Some I have met and others I've yet to meet in person.

I have friends who are neighbors.

I have friends who also happen to be my family.

How grateful I am for the gift of friendship.  Life isn't easy.  Friends make the journey more fun.  

Thank you Lord for my friends.


Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. whatever would we do without them? : ) Enjoy your week-end friend!

  2. Friends definitely make the journey more fun. Sounds like you have an awesome mix of special people in your life. Hope you can enjoy some of them this weekend :)

    Stopping by from 5 minute Friday :)

  3. Yes...Friends...who help us go through the difficulties of trials and celebrate with life's victories, as we press on. He knows...truly knows what we need. Blessings to you sister and have a great weekend ahead, enjoying each day with precious, precious friends.

  4. What a blessing that you have so many friends, and I can see why. Your heart is huge and open and beautiful!

  5. So glad you are my blogging friend!

    Have a wonderful weekend--

  6. Friendship is a true blessing! Such a cute photo~

  7. Great post! Yes, friends double our joy and divide our grief. So thankful for the gift of friendship. Happy weekend!

  8. You are so very blessed. I am glad/hope I am counted in as a blogging friend.

  9. Dear Debbie,
    I like to think of you as my friend, my Norwegian-American friend, my blog friend, my friend in Jesus and my friend shining light into darkness, helping to stay focused on God's care and innumerable everyday blessings.

    I am truly glad to have met you, so much care, wisdom and consideration in every one of your blogs. May you be richly blessed in return for what you are sowing.

  10. Dear Debbie,
    just wanted to stop by...it's been a long time. This has been a rough three years....(nearly three). But Lord willing, I will graduate May 8. Please pray for me/my family. SO much to tell you, but hardly time to breathe..just had to write and touch base. please pray for us though.
    thanks..hope you all are doing okay.
    love and hugs and thankful for your friendship over the past few years.


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