A Month of Friendship // with Faith Potts

Thursday, September 20, 2018

We're wrapping up our month of friendship posts... can you believe it's almost been a month? Well, Miss Faith is here today and she's going to share a little bit about kindred spirits. After the post, fly on over to Faith's blogs (yes I said blogs she has two :P) >> fireflysstoryspace.blogspot.com and chosenbythepotter.blogspot.com.



“A what kind of friend?” asked Marilla. “A bosom friend–an intimate friend, you know–a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul.”-- from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
There’s a difference between an acquaintance and a friend. And there’s nearly as much of a difference between a friend and a true friend—a kindred spirit.

If a person were to ask me how many people I know, it would obviously take a long time to name them all and I’m sure to overlook someone. (Or a dozen someones.)

If asked how many friends I have, I could give quite a list of people I have befriended and been befriended by over the years.

But if someone were to ask me how many people there are in my life who I can be 100% myself with—who I can tell what’s on my heart, who won’t judge me and will love me through anything I face—my response would be quite different.

Why? Because I would only speak a small handful of names, each of them belonging to someone dear to me. And I would smile as memories of each flooded my mind.

Perhaps it’s someone I met and had an instant connection with. Or someone I share a common interest with and grew closer to through that. Or even someone who I knew for years but didn’t realize was so special to me until our friendship was threatened.

Kindred spirits can come to us in many ways, but the backstory of how they found a place in our hearts isn’t nearly as important as who they are to us now.

To me, a kindred spirit is a friend in the truest, noblest sense of the word.

Someone who, in the wise words of Anne Shirley, I can “confide my inmost soul” with.

Someone who is committed to the friendship, to keeping your bond strong through the ever-changing seasons of life.

Someone who loves you with a Jesus-kind-of-love, even when you feel unworthy and unlovable.

Someone who will be there for you, even when they’re facing their own struggles. Who will pray for you and rejoice with you, even when it hurts.

Kindred spirits are a blessing, friends. Cherish them. <3


Saved by God's grace, Faith is a teenage writer and homeschooled PK, living with her family and beloved yellow labs in the southeastern US. When she’s not writing stories, consuming large amounts of coffee, reading stacks of books, or creating wheel- thrown pottery, she can be found laughing harder than is healthy, daydreaming, and – of course – blowing dandelions.


Also, I'm sorry if it's seems I haven't been replying to comments as quickly or just haven't seemed as active,
we were in Spain for a week and a half, and I didn't have much internet access. 
Actually, Faith was manning this blog for me while I was gone, which was a HUGE blessing - I think
I've already thanked her like a million times, BUT THANK YOU FAITH! 

Anyways, please leave a comment and let Faith know how amazing she is ;)

5 comments:

  1. Aww, girl, you're the sweetest. ;) I've so enjoyed this series—and keeping an eye on your darling blog!! Thanks for having me over. <3

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    1. Thank you, this post was such an encouragement to me and I don't know what I would have done without you <3 You're the best! ;)

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  2. I loved reading what you had to say about friendships, Faith! <3 There definitely is a difference between friends and true friends. I'm thankful for the friends I have and even more for those true friends that I can just be myself around. :) <3

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the post! Thankful for you! <3

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  3. What a great post, Faith! True friends are so important!
    -Brooklyne

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