All posts tagged: Friend

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Nicer Than Me?

I’m excited! No, it’s not because the cinnamon buns are just out of the oven! I’m excited because I just had lunch with a friend. The kind of friend who knows how stupid I am and still loves me. Can you imagine that? This guy, who will remain anonymous lest anyone of you tries to steal him from me, is a genuine loving guy. God put us together as friends before we even knew each other. He is so nice that if he had a twin and both arrived at a door at the same time it would turn into a bad knock-knock joke!  “Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “Nobody because they still can’t decide who’s going first!”  “After you.” “No, after you.” It would never end! People actually think I’m nice. Except for my granddaughter, who knows the truth. Being nice is a gift that some of us truly have. Some people who aren’t nice act nice in public. Then they go home and yell at their kids or steal their kid’s candy when they’re …

The telltale signs of a friend

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”  Proverbs 27:6 (NKJ) One of my own sayings that I often use is, “I’d rather be hurt by the truth than follow a pleasant lie.”  To me this is essential for surviving in the Kingdom; it should be a no-brainer.  Those who call themselves believers are often referred to as seekers of truth, those who follow the light. If I’m walking in an area of darkness and a brother or sister turns on the light for me, I want to thank them for their faithfulness – as soon as my eyes stop hurting, that is! I’m all for encouraging others – we all need encouragement – but never let that stop us from speaking the truth in love.  Sometimes the truth hurts, but that’s okay; that’s what fellowship is supposed to be about.