Our gracious God blesses us through our earthly companions and the lessons they teach or inspire on our journey through this broken world! As I spend time with my daughter thanking God for our friends and the ways He has used our friends to bless us, she learns not only the value of fellowship, but also learns what kind of friend she likes to have and what kind of friend God wants her to BE! Being a good friend goes beyond taking turns with a favorite toy. Good friends are encouraging, supportive, honest, forgiving, servant-hearted, kind – the list goes on and on! The Word is packed with more than 50 “one-another” commands that we can both model for our children and use to encourage and admonish them as they learn to be good friends.
-- Marcy Schuermann is a stay at home mom to her two girls, Amelia (2 years) and Norah (5 months). She serves in children's ministry at her church, and previously worked as a public relations director for an education nonprofit. She is also a wonderful example of friend who displays one-another love. Thanks Marcy, for sharing!