Posts Tagged "Friendship"

In the Company of Sisters

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Articles | 3 comments

In the Company of Sisters

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; but how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12     I look at the ladies seated around my table and smile.  In each face, I see a friend.  We range in age from 45 to 75 (or older. Some secrets will never be...

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Calling Lazarus – and Us

Posted by on Jul 18, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Calling Lazarus – and Us

His friend was dying.  Messengers had arrived from Bethany with the news, “Come quickly, Jesus.  Lazarus is sick.”   He waited.  Two days.  By the time Jesus returned to Bethany, Lazarus had been dead four days.    Do you ever wonder if the human part of Jesus struggled with the God part of Jesus?  Yes, Jesus was fully-God and fully-man.  He knew that Lazarus would be raised from the dead.  He knew that God would be glorified.  The man-Jesus may well have desired to flee immediately to Bethany, to save his friend from the suffering that surely preceded his death, to...

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Sweet Friendship

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Sweet Friendship

“The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.” Proverbs 27:9   It’s been a long month.  Correction – it’s been a long FEW months.  Life has certainly enjoyed tossing everything but the kitchen sink (the rest of the plumbing – yes.  Thankfully, the kitchen sink seems to still be in working order!) at us these past weeks.  Illness (treatable, nothing life-threatening) took over for a few weeks, family issues (who says you stop worrying when your kids are grown???), aging relatives, the normal holiday craziness – you name it, we’ve had it.  (Did...

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