Proverbs 17:17 hcs

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The love found in friendship is a gift.
The love of the brothers and sisters in Christ
who persevere with us in times of trouble is a blessing.

Will you thank the Lord today for the loving friendships He has given you?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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1 Corinthians 10:14 niv

run2When confronted with idolatry there is to be no slow meandering or wandering off,
no sweet sashaying, shuffling off to Buffalo, waltzing with Matilda, no shilly-shallying.   
We are to escape, run, take off, bolt, scram, skedaddle, vamoose, split, fly, get out of there!

When you recognize idolatry what do you do?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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Proverbs 13:20 msg

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People tend to become like those with whom they spend the most time.
Wise companions will share their wisdom with you and lift you up.
Fools have only foolishness to share and will drag you down.

What are your friends like?
Do they lift you up or drag you down?
What kind of friend are you?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

John 15:13 niv

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For a long time I thought this meant that we were to die, physically, for our friends.
But laying down our life does not necessarily mean physical death.

When we put another’s best interest before our own…we lay down our life.
When we put aside what we want for what they need…we lay down our life.

Perhaps, one day we will come to a place where it is our life or the life of a friend.
I pray that never happens.
But if it does we have One we can look to for courage and strength and even peace.

He knows, He’s been there, He’s done that.

Would you lay down your life for a friend?
Will you?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

Proverbs 17:9

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When we are hurt by someone we have a choice;
we can quietly forgive or we can tell others.

There may be a temporary sense of satisfaction to talk about the hurt suffered. 
With patience the hurt is eased and love remains. 

Are you willing to lose a  treasure for something that will not last?

May this be a day of grace,

patricia