Five Minute Friday – Friend – April 25, 2014


1. a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.
2. a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter: friends of the Boston Symphony.
3. a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile: Who goes there? Friend or foe?



I don’t have many friends, as in super close, tell all, bust a gut friends.  I have 3 exactly, My sister, Amber and Celeste.

The rest of my friends are great and I love them, however, they are more acquaintances.  I am sheltered, in my views on friendship, because I’ve been hurt so very much.  I won’t/don’t open up to anyone.   Deep.  I may tell the surface.

I however, will listen to anyone.  I feel honored when someone trusts me enough to open up with me.

Thank you God for those that trust me.

I pray that I will learn to trust more.


Wow, never realized how much this subject hurt so much until I talk about it. When you have been hurt by two very close friends, in the  same way, you tend to shut down.  You keep it all to yourself, you never know who you can trust, so you trust no one.

I pray again, that God will teach me to trust and to learn to be a better friend.


Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday


We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that I post here starting at 10pm EST on Thursday night and all through Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FMFParty (It stands for Five Minute Friday Party).

No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.

Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

It started because I’d been thinking about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And I figured, why not take 5 minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.

So now on Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes.

Your words. This shared feast.

It’s easy to join in, just:

  1. Check what the prompt is on my blog.
  2. Write a post in only five minutes on that topic on your blog.
  3. {And if you don’t have a blog, no worries! Just leave your writing as a comment on my post}
  4. Link over here and invite friends to join in.
  5. Select the permalink to your post {so not your blog url but your post url }
  6. Using the blue linky tool at the bottom of my Five Minute Friday post enter your link.
  7. It will also walk you through selecting which photo you want to show up in the linky.
  8. Your post will show up in our Five Minute Friday linky.
  9. Be sure and encourage the person who linked up before you!

Our most important requirement for participation: There’s really only one absolute, no ifs, ands or buts about it Five Minute Friday rule: you must 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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3 Responses

  1. I totally understand the way a person shuts down when burned by friends–I’ve been there a lot, too. But I’m so glad that you have three friends who have always remained true and that you can laugh with–they must be an amazing gift. I’ll pray for you (and for me) as you (and I) continue to take steps towards healing from the pain of broken friendships. Jesus will walk along with us.


  2. I’ve been there. I had two friends who deeply wounded me as well. But I can promise, after you’ve had time to grieve, it’s so important to keep close friends. Sounds like you have a couple and that’s great. I’m sorry for that wounding. Praying for you. Here from FMF.


  3. Thank you for your honest sharing. I think sometimes we think friendship is easy, when it is actually deep. It’s the stuff of life that causes us great pain at times. Friendship can be messy. But it can also be true. Keep writing about this!


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