Tuesday, September 29, 2009

JOY For Our Journey~~Friendship!


One of life’s biggest blessings is that of a friend.

My closest friend is my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

But right now I’m talking about friends with skin on them, you know?

Those who love you when you’re maybe not being so lovable, put your needs ahead of their own, are always eager to listen, encourage or lend a hand in time of need…and who will even have the courage to say the hard things with a compassionate heart.

God has blessed me with some friends like this over my lifetime, and I treasure them so!  A couple of them will read this and you know who you are!  They are better than gold or silver and I am so thankful for the privilege of knowing them.


I thought I’d share some friendship quotes today and encourage you to call, write, text, email, or do something nice for those precious people that bring joy to your life through their loyal friendship!


A friend loveth at all times.  
    Proverbs 17:17

~~The ornament of a house are the friends who frequent it.  Ralph Waldo Emerson


~~We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.tigers-nest-hikers

~~If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day so I never have to live without you.  A.A. Milne


~~Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.

~~Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of.

~~True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.  David Gentry

~~Friendship is a sheltering tree. Samuel Coleridge


Thanking each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for the blessing of YOUR friendship!  Such treasures you are!!!  I am a blessed woman!!

Love and Hugs,


  1. Dear Becky, thank you for this beautiful post about friendship. It is all so true. Our friends are the many magic moments that give us strength and love. Our families are included in this friendship circle. My sisters are my best friends as well as my other precious friends. The quotes are beautiful and I so enjoyed reading them.

    Thank you for your sweet welcome home comment. I am glad to be home but I did have a wonderful time in MI. It was all about family and I will be posting all about it.

    I scrolled down to the beautiful homes and you gave me such pleasure seeing them all. I too love to visit and enjoy home like these. Keep watching my posts and especially tomorrow. I am sharing an old home on a sheep farm that has a wool festival every year. My aunt and uncle are 82 years old and still sell antique buttons at this show. You will love this post. I was so thrilled that I was able to help them set up for the show. It is all outside and soooo beautiful.

    Well I didn't mean to go on so. Have a happy day.

    Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

  2. Becky you are such a sweetheart! I love your quotes on friendship. Through the years God has blessed many with some very lovely friends. I would have to say my best earthly friend is my hubby. He is so loving, supportive and willing to talk with me. I can tell him anything and know it will not go any further. You are such a great bloggy friend and I wish I could meet you in person. Hugs, Elena

  3. Beautiful quotes and beautiful sentiments!
    I've been very Blessed in life with friends and with family-friends too, and now God Has Blessed me with blogging friends!
    Thanks for sharing this, it's wonderful!

  4. We're thinking along the same lines! I did my last post on friends. Friends are blessings indeed - real life ones and bloggy buds like you!

    Thanks for this post!

  5. This is a beautiful post, sweet Becky! I love all the quotes and the pictures:)

    You are truly a dear friend even though we've never met in person:) I treasure "seeing" you each week!

    So right back at ya!:)--You are a friend and a blessing to me!

    Happy Tuesday!



  6. Friends are wonderful ... relationships to treasure forever.

    Terry needs prayers & support. Her hubby was in a bad accident today. Terrytreasures.blogspot.com

    Have a lovely autumn week. TTFN ~ Marydon

  7. Such a sweet post Becky ! I am lovin all my bloggy friends !
    Hope you enjoy the rest of your week !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  8. Hi Sweet Friend,
    That was quite a good post!! Oh so true!!
    We all need friends that will tell us the truth when we need to hear it, but do it with the graciousness of their love for us.
    Those were some cute and sweet sayings about
    friendship, bet that took some time to put together. Thanks for taking the time, it was really nice to read.
    Hope you are feeling better today.
    Love ya, Nellie

  9. What a sweet post! Thank you for your friendship! I really appreciate all the kind words you leave me all the time! You always manage to brighten my day, just seeing your picture in my comments does it!!!

    Anyway, I am feeling great. My MRSA is under control. Hubby is still dealing with his open wound. It is closing. He developed a rash around the wound and we realized that it was due to an allergic reaction to the bandages he was using. But hopefully things will continue to heal. Life has been hard lately with memories of my dad, which I know you understand!

    Thanks again for listening!!

  10. i love all the quotes you used...good friends are one of life's biggest blessings!

    have a blessed day~~

  11. I just love all the quotes on friends - especially the Pooh one!! :0)!! My daughter and I were talking about the bloggy friend we want to meet in person next and that would be you!! Ruthie (age 12) said she just knows that if I got to meet you in person I would get the biggest hug ever right away!!! I just bet she is right!!! BTW please pray for my bloggy friend that just visited - her son has taken very ill during their long drive home and is in the hospital someplace far away from here and far away from their home. Her hubby could not drive with her but had to fly home early to get to work so she is doing this with seven kids - she does have a friend she is staying with but still... Thank you for your prayers for this!!!

  12. Love this post, Becky. The quotes are wonderful. You are always such an encouragement and it's always uplifting to come to your blog to see what you have to share, or to read a comment you leave on my blog.


  13. Love all of you quotes, Becky and I was especially struck by the one that said "Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of."

    That speaks volumes for new people who enter our lives and can become 'old and dear' friends so fast.

    I thank God for the blessing of you and your blog in my life.

    blessings and hugs,


  14. Hi my friend, I am honored and blessed to be friends with you-feel like we've known each other forever even if we haven't. I can see you are well love, but what you give to others comes back to you. I'm so thankful for you.
    Love you to pieces.

  15. Hey Beck,

    Friendship happens when hearts are knit together! It involves risk, hope and sacrifice. So glad that YOU'RE my Friend.

    Blessings always ~

  16. Becky, God has been so good to me and has given me friends throughout my life in different times and seasons of my life..but I really long for a good friend like the ones you have discribed in your post. I need a friend with skin on. I feel like I have been gone for to long. And have pushed people away when I needed a friend the most.I feel like I cant be a good friend to others and dont try to reach out like I should It is haard to take care of friends. I feel like they deserve more than I can give.I guess I feel so stretched so many ways as a mom and wife that i just feel tired out and not much fun. So I really enjoyed this post as I am encouraged to try again to find a friend..with skin on..Thanks for sharing! Stephanie

  17. Sister, this is a beautiful post. I know the LORD has surrounded you with some great friends who love you and support you.

    Friendship is a precious GIFT!

    I'd like to count myself as a sister-friend in your life. I love you.

  18. This is a lovely post both the photos and the quotes. I have been blessed with some wonderful friendships and I thank the lord daily for these ladies who are sisters of my heart.

  19. true friends are rare, but truly are a blessing..that un-conditional kind of caring and acceptance...ahhh...a gift from the Lord indeed...and in some rather strange ways God has blessed me with kind, loving bloggers who really care, like you..and are a encourager..and just share the Love of the Lord
    great post

  20. Becky, what a sweet post about friends. I love it and the cute picture of the little girl knocking on the door. That is precious. You are wonderful friend to me and if ever I wanted to visit Florida it would be to stop by and give you and Nellie a big hug! Thanks for your wonderful, uplifting way of being a friend!


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