DAY 13 : A FRIEND TO THE END

Traditionally, medical schools have trained their students to help patients live, while offering little instruction in helping them face death. But that is changing with the addition of courses in end-of-life care. Physicians are now taught that when they have used all their medical expertise without achieving a cure, they should seize the opportunity to stand compassionately beside their dying patients and be a friend.
Feb 18, 2015/by YMI

DAY 12 : INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP

In 1947, Nadia from Bulgaria and Millicent from the United States became pen pals. For years they swapped photos, school experiences, and dreams. Then their letters stopped when government policy banned personal contact with the West.
Feb 17, 2015/by YMI

FRIENDSHIP & LOVE : POEM 6

“FRIENDS ARE FRIENDS FOREVER, IF THE LORD'S THE LORD OF THEM.”...
Feb 17, 2015/by YMI

DAY 11 : “WE JUST HAVE TO TALK”

Lisa and Sheryl have been friends since grade school. Even though their paths have taken them in different directions since those schoolgirl days in New Jersey, they have maintained their close friendship.
Feb 16, 2015/by YMI

FRIENDSHIP & LOVE : POEM 5

"WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS, ALL OUR SINS AND GRIEFS TO BEAR! ..."
Feb 16, 2015/by YMI

DAY 10 : FRIENDSHIP

Friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts. True friends seek a special kind of good for their friends: the highest good, which is that they might know God and love Him with all of their heart, soul, and mind. German pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “The aim of friendship is exclusively determined by what God’s will is for the other person.”
Feb 15, 2015/by YMI

DAY 9 : MAKING FRIENDS

A letter from a friend described the adjustments that his son and daughter-in-law were facing as young missionaries in a country long resistant to the gospel of Christ. “After some rough early going,” he wrote, “they are getting used to not having modern conveniences and are falling in love with the people.”
Feb 14, 2015/by YMI

FRIENDSHIP & LOVE : POEM 4

CHRISTIAN FRIENDSHIP IS UNIQUE AT THE CORE...
Feb 14, 2015/by YMI

DAY 8 : MAN EATERS

Have you ever heard of one snake eating another snake? According to zookeepers, two of these reptiles will sometimes grab different ends of the same piece of food. Sooner or later their struggle for that last bite brings them nose to nose. But then comes the surprise. The snake with the widest bite will keep right on going and actually swallow the other!
Feb 13, 2015/by YMI

DAY 7 : CUTTING REMARKS

The writer of Proverbs describes an unwise person as “one who speaks like the piercings of a sword” (12:18). Our tongues can be like a multi-bladed Swiss Army knife when it comes to the variety of ways that we cut and destroy each other.
Feb 12, 2015/by YMI

FRIENDSHIP & LOVE : POEM 3

TO MAKE A FRIENDSHIP WORK, LIP SERVICE ALONE IS DEFINITELY A NO-NO...
Feb 12, 2015/by YMI

DAY 6 : SHALLOW FRIENDLINESS

Recently I received a phone call from a friendly-sounding person who told me she wanted to make my life easier. She called me by my first name and warmly asked how my day was going. Then she informed me that she could help me save thousands of dollars a year if I would simply refinance my home with a particular mortgage company. But once she understood that I really wasn’t interested, her friendliness evaporated.
Feb 11, 2015/by YMI