Who are True Friends



True Friends are the Ones who lift you up when no one else has noticed you’ve fallen. Unknown

A True Friend is someone who is there for you when they’d rather be any where else. – Len Wein

If You have one true friend you have more than your share. – Thomas Fuller

 

Be Kind!

A young woman’s simple act of kindness has turned into a blossoming friendship between her and a depressed stranger who needed a pick-me-up.

Mackenzie was at a Starbucks in Ohio when she spontaneously decided to pay for the order of the woman behind her in line. When she left the store, she didn’t think much of her good deed. Later that day, however, she found a heartfelt letter in her mailbox. The letter was from Nicole, a woman who had fallen on hard times and incidentally lived just a few houses away

“Thank you for the coffee!” Nicole wrote in the letter. “I rarely go to Starbucks and treat myself, but the last couple of months have been a bit of a struggle.  “My father just passed away and he was also my babysitter. My family and my children have had a really hard time. This morning, my babysitter called off sick and I had to take the day off work. I decided to buy my kids breakfast and get myself a coffee with total guilt because I am going to be a stay-at-home-mom for a while.  “Since I was not planning to go this route in my life, I was not emotionally and financially prepared to quit working. I cried when I found out you were so sweet to buy my coffee.”  “I felt it necessary for you to know that what you did for me was more than just a coffee,” she added. “It was something that has turned my whole day around, put tears in my eyes and a smile on my face.”

 

Back to School Prayer #3

Wisdom in Choosing Friends

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with scoffers. But they delight in doing everything the Lord wants; day and night they think about his law. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season without fail. Their leaves never wither, and in all they do, they prosper. (Psalm 1:1 – 3 NLT)

Wise heavenly Father, I pray for my child to live in the joy of wise counsel. May my child delight in doing everything you want Lord; day and night may he/she think about your law. Then he/she will be like a tree planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season without fail, not withering but prospering in all he does. O Father, may he/she choose to walk with the wise rather than foolish, godless companions. Guide him/her to relationships that draw him/her closer to you. I pray that his/her heart will be attracted to those who love you and not to those who may be popular or outwardly attractive but despise the things you love. Lead my son/daughter to seek you with a pure heart that delights in your commands, so that he will prosper. In Jesus’ name, amen.