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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Friendship

Tuesday's Coffee in a Teacup!

I love drinking coffee from a teacup, it's kinda like playing 'dress-up.'


I've been thinking a lot about friendship lately.  It's wonderful to have friends.  They are an indispensable part of a meaningful life.  We can share our burdens with good friends, they stick by us  in our joys and sorrows.  We need friends who will pray for us in good times and in bad times, friends that listen to us and lend a comforting hand and an understanding ear when needed.

There's a special kind of freedom women enjoy, freedom to share innermost thoughts, to ask a favor, to show their true feeling and the freedom simply to be themselves.

There's nothing I love better than fellowship sistership with dear friends!


A friend is somebody who loves us with understanding, as well as emotion.
Robert Louis Stevenson

The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.
Proverbs 27:9 NLT

The happiest business in all the world
is that of making friends,
And no investment on the street
pays larger dividends.
For life is more than stocks and bonds,
and love that rate percent.
And she who gives in friendships name
shall reap what she has spent.


If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte

The Miracle of Friendship

There's a miracle called friendship
That dwells within the heart.
And you don't know how it happens
Or when it gets its start.
But the happiness it brings you
Always gives a special lift,
And you realize that friendship
Is life's most precious gift.

Not only do we need good friends,
we need to be a good friend.

Sharing the friendship prayer of my GLOW group.

Lord please give my treasured friends
Love and blessings without end.
Bring contentment in their life;
Comfort them in times of strife.
Always keep them safe and secure;
Let their path to You be sure.
Lord, I pray my friends will be
Close to You, eternally.

Amen


A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.


The Gift of Friendship

Friendship is a priceless gift
That can't be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater
Than a mountain made of gold


For gold is cold and lifeless,
It cannot see or hear,
And in your times of trouble,
It is powerless to cheer

It has no ears to listen
No heart to understand.
It cannot bring you comfort
Or reach out a helping hand.

So when you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful that he sends,
Not diamonds, pearls, or riches,
But the love of a real, true friend.

~ Helen Steiner Rice


Linking with Roses of Inspiration

Until Next Time
Friendship is a priceless gift!
Today's Inspiration:
Words to Warm a Woman's Heart
Promises for Life

23 comments:

  1. love this....reminds me of a saying....False friends are like autumn leaves....spread everywhere....true friends are like diamonds...precious and rare

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    1. Love that saying! If I had know of it I would have included it in my post. See ya tomorrow!

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  2. A beautiful post! The Lord has blessed us with the gift of friendship, and how wonderful it is to have friends who love the Lord, and who are such blessings in our lives! Enjoyed this post today, as well as all your lovely quotes. I am going to save them! :)

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    1. Thank you, so glad you enjoyed visiting. Hope you'll come again!

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  3. Such a beautiful post! Friendship is a gift from the Lord and should be treasured as such. This is my first time visiting here and I've signed up to follow your blog thru GFC. Hopped over from Roses of Inspiration. Have a blessed day!

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    1. Hello! So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for following and I look forward to more visits!

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  4. Me too...visiting from Stephanie. I did enjoy reading your words.

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    1. Hello Elizabeth, Thanks for stopping by, hope you come again!

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  5. Such encouraging words! I especially love the quote from Charlotte Bronte. I am so thankful for the friendships in my life. :)

    Dani xoxo
    a vapor in the wind

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    1. Hello, I loved that quote too! True friends are true blessings! Hope you come again.

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  6. Beautiful...and God plays a big hand in developing friendships...smiles

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  7. This is such a beautiful post!! Our girlfriends are so important!! That includes YOU and my wonderful on-line friends!

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    1. Thank you Terri! I'm so glad blogland brought us together!

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  8. Beautiful words about friendships between women....so important. It's often very difficult for me because I don't want to burden anybody with my troubles.....but I'll listen to theirs all day long. 😀 You're a precious Friend to me.

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    1. Thank you Deb for your sweet comment. I don't think you could ever be a burden to anyone, your heart is too sweet!

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  9. As I have grown older, retired from the work world, my circle of friends has decreased. I have my church family of friends, my friend in Blogging world and my family, who are also friend. God gives us what and who we need, when we need them. I am thankful for your friendship.

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    1. Some people have a lot of friends, others have a few. The important thing is that the friends you do have a good friends! I'm glad we've become friends too. Feeling blessed!

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  10. I like the word sistership. I have some great friends.

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  11. My dear Mary, this was such a sweet and lovely post. I am ever so glad you shared it with Roses of Inspiration and I truly hope you join the party again :)

    You are such a precious blogging friend and sister in the Lord. Love and hugs!

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  12. Hi lovely friend! I wanted to let you know that this beautiful post was featured at Roses of Inspiration today. Thanks for sharing! Hugs to you!

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  13. Hello!
    What a lovely blog. I am so glad to have found it. How I loved reading your post! Thank you for sharing it. :)
    God bless you.
    Love,
    Ashley
    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com
    ashleysyarnworks.blogspot.com

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