GOD PAUSE: In our minute together right now, I just want to say a little bit about a true friend. There's hardly a day that goes by that I don't feel or realize the blessing of the friends that I have. That God has given me. And some are life-long ones. Just think for a minute about the encouragement, the strength and even the laughter that a friend brings into your life. Right when you need it most. But there's another pretty important element in a good friend. It's found in Proverbs 24:26. Here's what it says --- “Speaking honestly is a sign of true friendship.” Dear Papa, how grateful we are for those kind of friends in life. They not only help keep us on track, but they also help get us back on track when we need it. We are truly blessed to have friends like that. Amen and amen.