Tag: friendship

10 Quotes About Friends

Friends. We all have them. People who have joined you on this journey called life. Some go, some stay,  some move, and some never leave your side.

Quotes about Friends

1.     “A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”– Unknown

2.     “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey

3.     “Friendship is like standing on wet cement. The longer you stay, the harder it’s to leave, and you can never go without leaving your footprints behind. .”–  Moi

4.     “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”– David Tyson

5.     “The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” – Henry David Thoreau

6.     “Nothing compares to the pain of a belly ache from laughing too hard with your best friend.” – Author unknown

7.     “A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.” – Author unknown

8.     “Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.”  – Author unknown

9.     “Friends are the family you choose.” – Jess C. Scott

10.  “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

A friend loves at all times, And a, brother is born for adversity. – Proverbs 17:17


A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. – Proverbs 18:24


Thank you for your friendship. I appreciate all of you.  This life would not be the same without you. You are special – God made you that way. And I for one am grateful our paths have crossed.  God bless You! Diana 

 

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Hard Times Reveal True Friends – Quotes to Live By

Hard times reveal true friends. I had a hard day today. I think it was just all the stress of everyday life piling up on me.  But I had friends at work who helped me see beyond today. Friends who showed me kindness when I lost it. Friends who gave me hugs and prayed for me in my time of need.  Thank you Lord – for good friends!

 

“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

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“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend” ― Albert Camus

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“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

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“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” ― Elbert Hubbard

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“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” ― Alfred Tennyson

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“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ― Helen Kellerwp-1479432024485.jpg

 

“Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

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“I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.” ― Jon Katz

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Letting Go of Toxic People

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Letting go of toxic people. People that are out to hurt you. Jealousy, insecurity, fear…all lead to anger.  And Ms. D is not playing that game. Here are my thoughts to my “haters”:

I will not let your anger control me. You anger is exactly that – your anger.  I am sorry you see me as a threat. I am not against you. I pray for you. I want the best for you – even of you don’t.  I will not enter your arena of gossip and bad mouthing. I am not interested.

My  lesson, – live and let live.  I love you enough to let you be fully responsible for your actions.  Gossip kills. Back- biting kills. And every time you gossip to me about someone else  – I know you are gossiping about me behind my back.

I am making a new choice.  I cannot trust you with my life anymore. You do not value me or my life. You make fun of me and my family while you sit on your pedestal.

I forJealousygive you. But I am not sharing my life with you anymore. You have shamed my children and me. There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. I reject your inference that I am not right in the heart, and that I am not right with God. You don’t get a say. My relationship with God is my relationship, not yours. And who gave you the right to bad mouth and shame my kids?

You have no idea what my life is like. And the sad part is, I know you don’t really care.  Take your self -righteous attitude, your big mouth,  your pride and arrogance, and  just keep it to yourself.  I am not playing. I am not interested. You are not my friend, so stop pretending.

Yes, I have had enough. Forgive my rant. Can we just be real? Friends don’t do that. So stop calling me that.

 

[The] women likewise must be worthy of respect and serious, not gossipers, but temperate and self-controlled, [thoroughly] trustworthy in all things. (1 Timothy 3:11 AMP)

 

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When God is Everything

This is for my friend t.  Remember 911? I do. I was getting ready for work. I turned on the tv and saw the Towers go down.  Speechless. But yet nothing compared to what my friend t went through that day.  She was there that day – working. She survived. But her sister did not. T told me she is going to the dedication for the new museum honoring the victims of 911.  I have looked at the pictures and it still breaks my heart.

We met on a Christian Songwriting website.  Her courage is amazing. She is one of the women who I trust and I have shared so much life with over the past year – the good, the bad, and the ugly.  And yet I know she loves me, as I love her. We laugh and joke about getting older, life over 50, and well lots more stuff I can’t say, but she never ceases to amaze me.  God has woken her up at night to pray for me and my family, and He has woken me up to pray for her and her family. T and her husband have since adopted two children.

I don’t know if I would have made it this last year without her. She loves me and doesn’t judge me.  She listens, she shares the Word, and what God has told her. I can share my hurts, my shortcomings, and never once has she pointed a finger at me in judgement. We all have stuff. We all need love and grace. We all need mercy, and hope. And I don’t even know what she looks like! (Come on t…a pic?).

T has helped to restore, helped to renew and rebuild a new life – In me and others. She truly has been a “Repairer of the Breach” in my life and in her friends and families lives. She shows me Jesus lives and she gives me hope to keep trying when I would rather just quit. She magnifies the good, and helps me look at Jesus instead of my storms. She is a living testimony – of the goodness of God and the miraculous strength the Jesus Christ provides.

And, she is an amazing Christian Songwriter and Vocalist! I know – right!

We haven’t met – yet…

But I look forward to the day we can see each other face to face!

Here is t’s bio from CCMNI:

I am…
A Songwriter
(If other, please explain)
Christian Songwriter

What style of music do you sing or write?
AC (Adult Contemporary), INSPO (Inspirational), ROCK

Feel free to tell us more about yourself. We want to know!

I am a 09/11 survivor who watched as the second plane hit WTC-2. My family is saved and Spirit-filled. My sister and I had never been separated before (38 years together). We lived in the same apt. building, worked in the same industry, even wore the same colors or clothes when we went to work, unbeknownst to both of us. She loved my husband and my brother and mother. Our dad had died of cancer when we were in college (yes the same school). Our family became very tight knit after Dad died. And we all enjoyed one another. A day never went by when Mary Ellen (my sister) and I didn’t laugh or sing together.

Anyway, she was instantaneously cremated We’ve never found any part of her. I witnessed way more than anyone would be prepared for, when just being at work on a gorgeous Tuesday morning in September. I worked next to WTC-1. Suffice it to say, I ended up with many health issues (considered a first responder because I inhaled the noxious toxic gas) and PTSD. BUT I’M HERE TO TELL YOU GOD NEVER LET GO OF ME!!! He healed me from many illnesses. While my heart is forever broken, it’s OK. Jesus is with me and mine. And Mary Ellen is with Jesus!

Part of the healing story took me back to one of my loves, writing music. I am currently unemployed and living in State College, PA ( Penn State), thus the need to sell my music. My husband has a job here, I watch over my mother here, and we are raising two beautiful children the Lord has allowed us to adopt as our own. I still have my fantastic brother, Joe, who works part-time in Manhattan (will always love that town) and here. He is a gifted writer and is healed to the point that he can begin his writing again. GOD IS GOOD. It is the fallen world, in which we live, that is bad. Bad things happen every moment of every day. We, as the church, must use what satan uses to destroy our souls, as the crutch to take to the Throne Room. Because without HIS grace we cannot stand. But with HIS grace we dance; because we are more than conquerors through Christ our Lord. The beauty of all of the past is that it emptied me of everything, so that all I had was HIM, and THAT IS EVERYTHING.

God Bless you and thank you for taking the time to read this narrative.

Bob, my husband, and I have worked for EarthCam, the Company that made this awesome video-the construction of the 911 museum…enjoy!

T has not only overcome, but she sings and gives all of us strength.  She recently gathered many musicians and engineers from around the country to give God praise.  Listen to her sing-she has the voice of an Angel! Love u t, d.

DIAMOND RIVERBEND.

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Friends Trust Each Other

BFF. I remember when it had to ask my daughter what that meant. Best Friend Forever. Children are so trusting. Connections. Sharing life and love. Let’s just say I’m working on it. After living in abuse for years I am learning trust again. To open up to others. All my blog friends here have helped me grow. And believe, thank you. I’m a work in progress, and I am grateful God isn’t finished with me yet!

Daily Prompt: BFFs

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from the person you’re the closest to?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us FRIENDS.

 

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Latter Rain

Daily Prompt: Thank You

Today I wanted to thank all those who have stopped by at my little “corner” of the World here at Prayers and Promises.  I am grateful for your presence. And I love to read about you and how you we are all growing stronger every day.  Some of the battles have yet to be won – yet I believe together we can accomplish much – with God’s help and direction. Thank you for listening, I really do appreciate all of your support.  I cannot tell you how much it means to me to have someone that actually listens to what I have to say.

 You have helped me believe in myself again.

And the prayers you have prayed for me have been answered – I have such a peace today.  

Thank you!

 I pray God’s abundant peace and blessings to all of you, I love you all!

Diana

To help you relax today, I put this out at BandCamp.  You can listen for free, or buy too if you want to.  Thank you, for being there…

Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD.

His going forth is established as the morning;

He will come to us like the rain,

Like the latter and former rain to the earth. (Hosea 6:3)

LATTER RAIN features the best of Diana’s Instrumentals with music from all over the World!

Many of these songs have won TOP 10 Awards at Broadjam, Inc.

 

LATTER RAIN

(Available at BandCamp $7 USD)

LATTER RAIN TRACKS:

1. Latter Rain

2.  The Meadow

3.  Fireflies

4,  Miriam’s Dance

5. Faith

6. EarthSong

7. In The Beginning

8.  Latin Mix

A Good Friend

There is nothing like good friends…Heidi captures it perfectly!

Wings of the Dawn

I couldn’t wait to put them in a vase. I had picked a few sprigs and blossoms in the field and mixed in ordinary weeds which had grown on the side of the path. A single coneflower, spiderworth, orange milkweed, and tickseed made a beautiful arrangement. I took a vase and filled it.

Just a few weeks prior, my dear friend gave this simple vase to me. We were cleaning her house for the last time before she moved. It was a busy, but sad morning. “Would you like this vase? If not, I will toss it.” The vase had missed making it into a box.

Now it is sitting on my table. I am remembering my sweet friend and what it means to be one. I think a good friend is much like a vase.

A good friend
is a vessel that helps us display the gifts God has…

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Here’s to the World Changers!

3 Awards with NO RULES & NO STRINGS ATTACHED!

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”                ― Apple Inc

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So here is to Perpetua from The Seeker
and Melanie from Mother of Nine
as they have given me these NO RULES, NO STRINGS ATTACHED Awards.  They are both World Changers, and I love them for that!
From Seeker:

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Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
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And from Melanie:

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Awards are nice – they are the equivalent of Girl’s Night Out or a Night with the Guys where you compliment each other, share juicy tidbits about yourself and then inform the group of what amazing find you came across last week.

However, for a variety of reasons there are those who choose not to accept or pass on awards.  For those who like the idea of having an award or two on their site, but aren’t up to the work involved or feel like they’ll somehow betray those they follow by narrowing a list down to just 10 – here’s two awards you are welcome to put on your site if I’ve followed you, Liked one of your posts or left a comment that included the link to this page.

You are also free to bestow these no-strings attached Awards to others as you see fit – these images are free to use as long as you and others don’t pretend they are your own.  If you wish to link back here, Fantabulous – but not required.image

And to carry out the “NO RULES, NO STRINGS ATTACHED” theme,

I nominate YOU!

Yep, if you are reading this, then you receive these 3 awards.  Put them on your site, link back if you like – or not.  I appreciate you stopping by and listening to me ramble on about life and other fun things. Thank you for the love!   <3<3<3

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”

Elbert Hubbard

God bless you on your journey!

~Diana

On Fire Here: Sharing the Love

DAILY PROMPT:

Tell us about another blogger who has influenced your own online journey.

One of the bloggers that has helped me on my journey is
Cheryl Showers of
Burning Fire Shut Up In My Bones.

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I can’t tell you how many times a comment or a prayer from Cheryl has lifted my head, or helped me to weather a storm.  On her “About” page she says:

“It is my prayer that these flaming words will ignite a fire within the hearts of my readers, inspiring them, bringing them joy, and comforting their pain as they enter this safe haven in the midst of the fiery flames.”

And that she does!  Her byline even starts a fire in my heart:

His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not (Jeremiah 20:9b).

Here are a few prayers that she sent me that I would like to share with you.  She will plant the Word of God in your heart, and give you a Word to hold onto when you need it…

Submitted on 2013/03/05 at 9:47 pm

Thus says the Lord:

“Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. The shame of your youth and the sorrows of widowhood will be remembered no more, for your Creator will be your husband. The LORD Almighty is His name! He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the God of all the earth” ~ Isaiah 54:4-5 NLT

As I listened to this anointed song, this scripture leapt into my spirit… Thank you for sharing, again, Diana.

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I am so thankful that the Lord delivered you from your pain… Father, in Jesus’ name, I cry out for my sister, and I ask You to make the darkness light. I ask that You would cover her and her children with Your strong-arm of protection, and that You would deliver each one of them from any residue of fear, bitterness and anger that may have latched onto them. In Jesus’ mighty name, I loose Your truth and life over Diana and her children, so that they may walk in the fullness of Your joy and peace and I give You praise, Daddy, for the work You’ve already done in each of their lives, and for the work that You will continue to perfect until You return again. In Jesus’ wonderful name I pray, amen.

Much love to you,
Cheryl

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See what I mean?  And her blog covers the tough subjects too, I like that, no fluff here.  I love that Cheryl stands on the Word of God and declares the Truth, whether we like it or not!  She is faithful, and a true witness. Click on her blog picture above and add her to your Reader!

Thank you Lord, for the burning desire you have put in Cheryl’s heart to minister to all of us.  We fan the flames and join her in celebrating what You have done for us Lord.  Enlarge her territory, give her strength and endurance to run the race, and fill her with peace that surpasses understanding, and joy unspeakable, in Jesus Name!
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ACTION: A Word A Week Photo Challenge

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My daughter and her friend in ACTION!

(a few years back!)

I’m thanking you, God, from a full heart,
I’m writing the book on your wonders.
I’m whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy;
I’m singing your song, High God. (Psalm 9:1-2)

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