Thursday, July 27, 2006

Old Fashioned Friendship

It isn't hard to find the kind of friends we meet each day.
Who join you in the sunshine, but with clouds will drift away.
But good, old-fashioned friends who share both your woe and pleasure,
Are a very rare and special gift -- a love to always treasure!


Elizabeth E Pruett said...

You are right, Bethany. Old-fashioned friends are rare treasures. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I noticed on your profile that we share a lot of the same interests. I love making cards and scrapbooks too!

Anonymous said...

That is so sweet! I just love friends and sisters (best friends)!

Kristi said...

That's a really nice poem.


Anonymous said...

Bethany, it is so good to have you as a friend. Now I know why you were so happy Sunday night and I thought it was because you got to see me. :0)

Just kidding. Thanks for your thoughts.

Rachel Marie said...

That is so true and so sweet... reminds me of another short poem I heard many years ago,
"True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare; false friends are like autumn leaves, found everywhere."

What a blessing true friends in Christ are!

Anonymous said...

Dear Bethany,
That was lovely... I thank God for all my friends. I love them all and they are such blessings! I'm glad you're mine! ;D
Much love,
Prov. 31:30

Anonymous said...

Hey sis, Bethany!

What a moving, and true post. I just have to agree! Thank you for being that friend through woe, and pleasure. You are a special gift, and a love to always treasure!

What a blessing it has been to get to know you! With joy, I look forward to whatever opportunities God allows to share those woes, and pleasures together in the days, months, and years to come!:)

Hugs, love, and smiles to you sis!


As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Prov.27:17 (AMEN!)

Anonymous said...

PS--The picture fits perfectly, and is soooo, darling!!

Brittney said...

Darling picture!

And most wonderful statement. I never dreamed how much of an old fashioned friendship was budding when we met on the blogsphere. The day we met in person... Well, it was blooming beautifully :). (((((hugs)))))

Anonymous said...

That's soo true! Good friends are rare, & hard to find, but a true friend is so awsome to have, & will stick w/ ya.
Luv Ya,
Allison B.

Anonymous said...


True friends are just that... True, FAITHFUL. Hard to test faithfulness in good times, but see what happens when your world seems to fall apart. Who stuck around? Many people cannot handle the trials, most fall away, as Jesus' friends did during crisis.
True friends take time to develop. You are truly blessed if you have even one who will stick closer than a brother, who will be there for you through thick and thin, who loves you despite your obvious ugly sinfulness, who believes in you for where you're headed, not so much where you've been.
When you are young, everyone can be your friend. But as you get older, life seems to have a way of bringing on trials and circumstances that stress even the best of friends. That's why choosing Godly friends is so important. When the trials and temptations come, (and they WILL come!) did your so-called "friend" pray and meditate on God's Word, interceding on your behalf, asking God to send a message through them to you, so that both of you could rejoice in God's answering your mutual prayers, thus strengtheing your hearts in faith and love? If you can find a friend so faithful, you are indeed blessed! Most will give you their well-meaning-but-worldy advice, maybe pray a blurb for you here and there, but leave you high and dry when the situation gets too tough for them to bear.
Seek The Lord, and ask Him to bring True Friends into your life, people who will hold you accountable to be the Bride of Christ in all her glory. And consider whether YOU are the kind of friend who will be the same for another. Life is short, and you can't be everyone's friend. But of the few true and faithful people that God will bring to you, Love them with all you've got!!
Mrs. Old Sage