Tuesday, January 17, 2012


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BF (best friends)

BFF (best friends forever)




There are many names for friends these days.  But the truth is, it doesn't matter what we call them, we all need friends.  We need people that we can be close to and share our lives with.

"Two are better than one because they have a good return for their work."  Ecclesiastes 4:9

"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."  Proverbs 27:17

I've shared many times how blessed I am with my sweet sisters.  For many years I did not feel the need for friends.  I had my family and that was all I needed.  But the truth is, we need to have friends, too.  Jesus even had friends!  He had twelve men that were His close friends, the disciples.

Often times we put walls up.  We have barriers that do not allow us to get close to people.  Dr. John Townsend says in his book, How To Be A Best Friend Forever, that "Life is too short to go through it without vulnerability.  We all need to be transparent about our inner selves, needs, mistakes, and emotions with someone.  Best friends are the best place for that need."  The first place we should always, and I mean always turn to with these things is to Jesus.  But after that, we need someone that we can connect with who will encourage us and pray for us in these matters.  This is why we need a friend.

Friends are friends no matter the miles between you.  Friends are there to celebrate with you.  Lend a shoulder for crying.  Give a word from the Lord.  Pray in time of need.  Give gentle correction in love.

We all need to have friends and be a friend.  The greatest thing is that we can learn how to be a friend from the very Best Friend ever, Jesus.

Review and giveaway:

Dr. John Townsend's book was a blessing to me.  He shows us how to be the friend God wants us to beToday  I am giving away three copies of How To Be A Best Friend Forever.  To win simply comment on today's post.  For extra entries share the giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and come back leaving a separate comment saying you shared.  The winners will be announced tomorrow.

034437: How to Be a Best Friend Forever: Making and Keeping Lifetime RelationshipsHow to Be a Best Friend Forever: Making and Keeping Lifetime Relationships

By Dr. John Townsend / Worthy Publishing

Sweet Blessings~

Linking with:
Titus Tuesday

On Your Heart Tuesday 
Soli Deo Gloria  
Teach Me Tuesday


  1. Good post Jenifer!! I would love to read the book ;)

  2. I shared your giveaway on Facebook!!

  3. I shared your giveaway on Twitter!

  4. You talked me into reading the book!

  5. I don't know what I would do without my friends. Together, we have cried, laughed, sung His praises, shared the scriptures and most of all - we have Prayed for oone another.I am very thankful for my friends.

    I would love to read the book

  6. Sometimes it's hard to be vulnerable. I was hurt deeply by my very closest friends, and I have had difficulty opening myself back up to the possibility of going through it again. Time heals wounds, but we never really forget. Maybe someday I'll give it another shot. :-)

  7. I am blessed to have two sisters that I am very close to, they are my BFF's. But I have several other friends, too, and I am so thankful for them.
    I would love to win this book.
    Hugs, Cindy

  8. I'm really enjoying reading your blog, I stumbled onto it the other day. It has been such a blessing to me at the moment. I would love to read Dr. Townsends books, I have borrowed a couple of his off people over the past few years and they have been a massive help! :)

    Thank you for your blogging!


  9. I've also shared this on facebook :)

  10. I'm so thankful for the friends God has brought into my life. In order to be a good friend, and have a good friend, we do need to be vulnerable. I'm working on that one....

  11. Jenifer,

    I can't tell you how years I went without having friends, they just seemed to always hurt me, that was a season if such incredible lonliness. I am so thankful for the friendships God has brought into my life these past few years, I don't know what I would do without my peeps in Christ.

    Blessing to you Jenifer.

  12. thank you for the opportunity to win this!! :-)


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