Five-Minute Friday: “Friends”


My brain explodes as I try to write for only five minutes about friends.

Friends shape who you are.

My very first friend I met standing in the middle of the street at 2 years old as she instructed me, “never say the word ‘damn’.” We are still best friends today. I love you Jacqueline! Wink

My best college friend waits for me in Heaven. Oh how I wish I could turn back time, though I’m sure I couldn’t have changed the outcome. We were the best of friends, but circumstances were too much for her to bear. I long for the days we talked on the phone so long I couldn’t straighten my arm.  I miss you Patty. Cry

My best Jesus-loving friend taught me so much about my friend, Jesus. Can’t wait to come see you in Prague in July Betsy! Smile

I married my lifetime best friend. He still works on shaping me every day. It’s hard for me to admit I need it, and that he’s usually right. Ugh! I’ll pay for writing that sentence. Just watch for a comment… Wink I love you anyway honey!

I had a friend who turned her back on me many years ago. I still don’t know why.

Friends go through good and bad together. It’s the good ones who stick out the bad.

High school friends. College friends. Church friends. Work friends. I love them all dearly as they have all made me who I am today.

As I watch my children grow, I pray that they will choose their friends wisely. And they will be best of friends to each other.

Most of all, I pray that they will always keep Jesus as their closest and most treasured friend. For He is a friend who loves like no other.

Five minutes up….Stop.

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  1. I love your evolution of friendship here. Got me thinking about how different friends have impacted me in different ways at different times. Bravo!

  2. I hesitated because there was no way to name them all in 5 minutes! I am truly blessed with great friends 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Tonya! (Also one of my friends names I didn’t mention in the post!)

  3. Thanks for stopping by Denise 🙂

  4. Thanks for sharing. Made me stop and think of the great friends I’ve had in my lifetime that have really impacted my life. God is faithful to send the right people at the right time.

  5. Bethany Martin says

    I love your prayer and echo it, that my children would choose friends wisely and be the best of friends to each other!

    • Awww thanks Bethany! I’m an only child so it’s hard for me to get sibling relationships…I think siblings should be built in life-long friends 🙂 I’m not sure all siblings would agree with me!

  6. Cathy Baker says

    Both a fun and insightful post, Celeste! Love the idea of setting the timer — forces those creative juices to flow. 🙂

    • It works well for me since I can’t find time to write these days! I can usually squeeze in five minutes! And yes, I like way you just write…without too much thought. It’s interesting what comes out. Thanks for stopping by!


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