Good friends are so much more than casual companions. In a true friendship, friends support and encourage each other without judgment or competition. If you are lucky enough to have a friend like this, don't hold back--tell them how much their friendship means to you.

An artist's rendering of Sherri's bowl of blessings

Someone Cares: Bowls of Blessings

She found counting blessings to be a helpful practice, so when she found out her friend was battling cancer, she sent her a special gift.

5 promises from the Bible for difficult times

5 Promises for Difficult Days

Bible verses to keep you going through the toughest of times

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Show your appreciation of friends and loved ones today.

Don't Wait to Show Your Love

Each day is an opportunity to tell a friend, family or colleague how they’ve blessed your life.

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A Christmas cookie project to spread cheer

The Christmas Cookie Project

A delicious way to spread some seasonal cheer for friends old and new.

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All of our friends are gifts from God.

Friends for All Seasons

There are family friends, prayer friends, lunch friends, writing friends–all gifts from God

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Louanne Ward Trueblood (far right) with some of her former students

A Teacher Shares Lessons Her Students Have Taught Her

She spent 15 years as a high school educator. Now, she's learned her students have some things to teach her as well.

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A Spiritual Bond Reunites Old Friends

After 5 years apart, these very different friends learned how similar their spiritual lives had become.

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Members of the Class of 1976, John Marshall High School, Oklahoma City

10 Tips for Enjoying Your Class Reunion

If the thought of a room full of familiar faces from your high school days fills you with anxiety, we trust you'll find these tips for making the most of a class reunion reassuring, whether you graduated five years ago or fifty.

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How to comfort friends in need.

5 Ways to Help Friends in Need

Even when you can’t fix someone else’s problem, you can help them cope.

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A friend whose life, even death, was filled with hope.

Hope in Life And Death

Admiration for a friend whose life always held onto the promises of God through faith.

Just a few kind words can spread wonder into someone's day.

3 Simple Words of Encouragement

You don’t have to go to great lengths to spread a little wonder in the world.

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John and Elizabeth Sherrill

The Posture of Prayer

Longtime Guideposts contributors keep looking for–and finding–God moments in life.

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The surprising health benefits of living in a close community.

The Surprising Health Benefits of Living With Friends

Assistant editor Dan Hoffman learns the value of living in community with others.

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We all need friends!

We All Need a Friend

If God has blessed you with awesome friends, thank Him for that. And show them your appreciation.

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