Friends make our joys sweeter and our trials easier to bear. There’s nothing like friendships with like-minded sisters in Christ to comfort and support you in the difficult times and […]


It was supposed to be a prayer request, but my email started out more like an apology. I needed friends to pray, yet I was hesitant to ask. I didn’t want my burdens […]


I chatted on the phone with a friend not long ago, and we swapped snapshots of what’s going on in our lives. After sharing how the spouses, kids, and jobs were getting along, this friend asked me those four […]


We midwesterners have a fondness for breaking a particular grammar rule. We love to ask: Do you want to come with? My word-nerd self knows that we should never utter […]

Treasure Friendship

Tentatively emerging from an emotional and spiritual dry spell, the kind that tests both faith and friendships, I pay particular attention to Christian comedian Anita Renfroe’s story on the radio […]


Friendships need TLC (tender loving care) even when they’re stable and sure, but they require an extra level of care when your relationship is on rocky ground. I’ve spent a lot […]


I walked away from the conversation, and I could tell she was irritated with me. It was one of those days when I seemed to always be putting my foot […]


The party sounded amazing. The people I’d heard were going are easy to be with, incredibly fun, and all have mad skills in the kitchen. And when I saw the […]