Friday Friend Challenge

Taking a cue from Scott’s entry, I’d like to invite you all to a little two-week adventure – The Friday Friend Challenge. Starting today, I’d like you to carve out 30 minutes to an hour, and write some notes to friends. Yes, I said write. That’s with a pen. You may have to hunt one down. They’re slender instruments with a small rolling ball on the end that is inked as it rolls by an attached ink cartridge. Of course, you can always use graphite. Just don’t use a keyboard.

We’re talking snail mail here. It’s a lost art. And yes, you’ll probably have to look in the phone book for an address. Sigh. Those 30 seconds of hunting down an address are sooooo inconvenient when you could just send an email. But don’t. Don’t click.

Write as many notes as you desire in that 30-minute to one hour interval. Before you begin, make a list of folks who you feel like writing. They may be relationship-based (family, friends), ministry-based (folks needing encouragement, support, advice) or recognition-based (leaders, teachers, influencers). Then just start writing. Those that you don’t get to today, you can begin writing next Friday.

Let’s try this for two weeks and see how it makes you feel to pick up pen and paper.

On this day...


  1. TJ says:
    I can’t find a pen to write the letter with, I guess I’ll just type the notes in a handwriting font and print them on notebook paper with my inkjet!
  2. Jeff says:
    No fair cheating! πŸ˜‰

    So are you taking me up on the challenge?

  3. Letty Burton says:
    Will do…I had already planned to catch-up on my neglected ‘Thank you’ notes for my birthday goodies that I received last week… there!….nah nah nah nah!
  4. Lindy says:
    T.J.’s got jokes. πŸ™‚

    Good challenge. Friday’s almost over, but I’ll see what I can do.

  5. Marylee Noble says:
    You definitely struck a chord with me!!! I’ve been “harping” on the lost art of letter/note writing for several years. I am sad that children today will not have the handwritten letters from parents, grandparents, and great grandparents that I have, such as letters from my grandfather to my grandmother, which are over 100 years old. But, of course, I find myself taking the easy road by firing off emails or just forwarding others’ emails.

    I need to write to the lady whose sweet, angelic smile on Sundays in the choir always blesses my heart, to my friend at school who always has time to listen to me and pray with me, to my husband who has put up with me for 42 years, to my children and especially my grandchildren, who light up my life. The list goes on and on……..
    It’s not Friday, but I will take time tonight to write some notes.


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