Tag Archives: friends

Celebrating the saints

Most of the church observes today as All Saints Day, when we remember and celebrate how God was present in the saints who lived and died before us, but I think if we stop there, we miss the point. Of course we should celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us in this […]

A shrinking circle of friends (interlude)

Soon after posting my last entry, “A shrinking circle of friends,” one friend who’s still in my circle sent me a long and thoughtful message in reply, a message that got me thinking about how my circle of friends takes shape and about what friends offer to one another. A longer “Part 2” to my […]

A shrinking circle of friends

By choice, my circle of friends is growing smaller, at least the circle of people I’ve labeled “friend” on Facebook. It’s not that the number of real friends is decreasing – it’s a number that for me has always been small – but that I’m growing more discerning about those I identify as “friend” and […]