Friendships are Hard: Day Seventeen
Lori FreelandLori Freeland, a freelance writer from the Dallas area, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her other life, the one BK—before kids—she has worked as a social worker and a certified dyslexic reading tutor. Currently, she embraces her status as full-time homeschool mom to three awesome children. Her big dream? Becoming a Young Adult novelist, a goal she diligently pursues during the wee hours of the morning with help from a very large mug of coffee and occasionally some chocolate-covered peanuts. In addition to blogging and contributing regular inspirational articles to Crosswalk.com, The Christian Pulse, and Believe.com, she loves to mentor new writers and encourage people to share their life stories. As a member of the Cancer Mom club, she desires to connect with others in hopes of giving support to those struggling down the messy paths of life. You can find her hanging with the North Texas Christian Writers as a Critique Group Leader and Writing Coach or cheering on her writers on the Faith Team at The Christian Pulse where she recently took on the role of editor. She also loves to attend Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators meetings where she has begun a critique workshop for new writers. You can visit her website at LAFREELAND.COM.
- 2012 Oct 25
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer."
Friendships are hard.
Learning to be a good friend can take years. That's why you get so frustrated with your friends sometimes, because you're all stumbling around trying to figure things out. Most of the issues you have will disappear with maturity so try and hang in there. Don't let every word that others say, positive or negative, affect your mood. And remember, the only person you can control is yourself. That's important. You say the right words, you be the encourager, you be the friend you want others to be to you.
Dear Lord, thank you that we grow and mature. Thank you that we can learn from our own mistakes and the mistakes of others. Even when Maddy is hurting, remind her to do the right thing. Instead of lashing out to hurt someone back, give her the grace she needs to be like You. Show her how to react and protect her from the pain other's inflict by wrapping her under the shadow of Your wing. Amen.
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