A friend loves at all times, and is born, as a brother, for adversity.

Proverbs 17:17


If one falls down, his friend

can help him up.

But pity the man who falls 
and has no one to help him up!
 Ecclesiastes 4:10 

Two quote excerpts from a sermon of a very precious friend,

Pastor Janette Stewart:


"Friendship, True, Genuine Friendship. What does that mean to you? Someone who loves, cares, as long as things are going good?

Someone who sticks by you, as long as you're having fun?

Someone who goes along with everything you say?

Someone who will follow you down the wrong path? No.

That is not true, Genuine Friendship.

Genuine Friendship is someone that loves and cares for you,

especially during the hard times;

someone who isn't with you just to have fun;

someone who doesn't agree with everything you say;

and someone who will take you by the hand

when they see you going the wrong way,

and lovingly helps you get back on the right path.


If you have had a "closed-door", "nose-to-the grindstone" attitude,

now may be the time to open the door. It would be beneficial to make yourself a little more accessible to other people.

Don't get so bogged down with things that you don't have the time to be there for someone when they need a friend.

Robert Fulghum has written:

"The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it.

The grass is greenest where it is watered."

Share with others in a heart-to-heart way.

Listen with open ears to the feelings a person may be expressing,

even more closely than you listen to the details of their story.

Be willing to help carry their load.

Go the extra mile with them and rejoice at their victories.

Allow yourself to be vulnerable to others in return....revealing your own wounds, frustrations, hopes, dreams, and desires".

To visit her web site click on the Custom Designs By Janette banner at bottom of this page. You will be glad you did!

To all my friends... If I call you friend.... I'll always be here for you!

We will never always agree, but I will always love you...

If I call you friend... You have my heart and my devotion.

I believe that "Genuine Friendship" dwells within the heart,

where time and distance know no boundaries!

I give you my heart and my love. 

To me the word friendship means love. 

And love is unconditional.  *Sheryl




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