A Friend In Need

Gretchen Hanna

Disclaimer/Warning: This is a self-reflective post, which I am sharing because I don’t think I’m alone in working out these questions and feelings. If you’re looking for answers full of wisdom and authority on the topic of friendship, I am not your girl. If, however, you’re looking for someone who is figuring out exactly what…

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Breaking Up (with a friend) is Hard to Do

A few years back I found myself breaking up with a friend. I blame Andy Stanley. Stanley is a popular pastor out of Atlanta, Georgia, and from time to time, I work his messages into my podcast schedule. One morning as I was walking through my neighborhood, Pastor Andy whispered into my earbuds: “People are…

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The Friends and Family Plan

Laura Rodgers

It started many years ago when my kids were in elementary school. We would pack up and go to the far-off country of Texas, the native land. The land where most all of our family live. We would go and stay the whole month of July. If you’ve never been to Texas in July, one…

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Friendship: Taking the Risk

Carmen Dillon

Students and teachers aren’t supposed to be friends. I know because I was an education major. Every teaching methods class reiterated that teachers are not supposed to be “buddy-buddy” with students. Fortunately, Miss Sarah Eshleman had a degree in writing, not education. She may have heard that principle in faculty meetings, but being the generous…

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