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

DAY 5 : FRIENDS IN THE NIGHT

Do you have someone you could call in the middle of the night if you needed help? Bible teacher Ray Pritchard calls these people “2 a.m. friends.” If you have an emergency, this kind of friend would ask you two questions: “Where are you?” and “What do you need?”
Feb 10, 2015/by YMI

DAY 4 : DO YOU CARE?

It’s one thing to tell a friend you care. It’s quite another to show it.

When David and Jonathan made a pact of friendship (1 Sam. 18:1-4), neither of them knew to what extent Jonathan would have to go to show his care for David. But it didn’t matter. Undaunted by danger, Jonathan courageously acted to save David’s life (20:1-23).
Feb 9, 2015/by YMI

DAY 3 : A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

Many high school students with autism or Down syndrome feel excluded and ignored. They often eat alone in a crowded cafeteria because other students don’t know how to relate to them or simply don’t care. To address this need, speech therapist Barbara Palilis began “Circle of Friends”—a program that pairs students with disabilities with nondisabled peers for lunch dates and social activities.
Feb 8, 2015/by YMI

FRIENDSHIP & LOVE : POEM 2

GENUINE FRIENDSHIP IS MORE THAN JUST A WARM FUZZY FEELING OF HAVING OR BEING A FRIEND...
Feb 8, 2015/by YMI

DAY 2 : THE VALUE OF FRIENDS

John Chrysostom (347–407) was one of the great preachers in the early church. He was given the name Chrysostom, which means “golden-mouthed,” because of his eloquent sermons.
Here is one of his insights on the value of friends: “Such is friendship, that through it we love places and seasons; for as . . .
Feb 7, 2015/by YMI

Day 1 : BENEFITS OF FRIENDSHIP

Cicero was one of the greatest thinkers of the Roman Empire. He was a skilled orator, lawyer, politician, linguist, and writer. Still today he is quoted for his clear prose and practical wisdom.
Feb 6, 2015/by YMI