Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I Have Called You Friends

Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble.  Proverbs 17:17  (The Message Bible)

A man who has friends must himself be friendly . . . 

. . .  but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.  Proverbs 18:24

Ointment and perfume delight the heart, and the sweetness of a man's friend does so by hearty counsel.  Proverbs 27:9

As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.  Proverbs 27:17

He who loves purity of heart and has grace on his lips, 
the king will be his friend.   Proverbs 22:11
Do not forsake your own friend or your father's friend, nor go to your brother's house in the day of  your calamity; for better is a neighbour nearby than a brother far away.  Proverbs 27 :10

Faithful are the wounds of a friend
but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.   Proverbs 27:6

But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the descendants of Abraham, My friend.  You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from it's farthest regions, and said to you, "You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away.  Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:8-10

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.  You are my friends is you do whatsoever I command you.  No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from my Father I have mad known to you.  John 15:13-15 

" . . . Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness".  And he was called the friend of God.  James 2:23

 . . . but I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face.  Peace to you.  Our friends greet you.  Greet the friends by name.  3 John 1:14


  1. Thank you to all my friends who have prayed for me and sent such sweet greetings as I recuperate from my surgery. So blessed to call you friends.

  2. Nice post Andrea - how are hobbling along today?

  3. Another great post, Andrea. First I was going to say that my favorite photo was the one of the two little girls walking hand in hand in their pink outfits. But then, I think it might be the two ladies on the bench, chatting away.

    All of them are great. Hope you are continuing to feel less pain and more mobility as the days go by.

  4. my dear Andrea Dawn... we make it through life so much easier because of the friends that walk with us. This post is such a tribute to the beauty of friends. I am glad you are mine and I am yours!

    I am nominating you for an award... I see you have already been given... (at A Seed Inspired)
    but I need people to know I nominate you and for this blog particularly as the other one has already had wonderful mention. so here it is The Liebster Blog award... check out my blog for details and congratulations on a heart that walks with God in a way that the beauty is contagious!
    love you sister!

  5. A post on how are you doing, Friend Andrea Dawn?

    Miss you,

  6. very sweet! and true- I am sitting here waiting on my sweet friend to finish with shower time - as we have been blessed with the opportunity to spend time together at the beach with our children. it's a treasure & so are our true friends!

  7. I was so blessed when you wrote on my blog and ended with "my friend." After reading this, I feel doubly blessed. Glad you sound so good after all you have gone through. I pray it is a complete success.

  8. Andrea Dawn... again dear one I can't help but nominate you for an award... the Kreative Blogger's Award... Dawn got you at the Art of Life... I'll get you here. love your creativity my friend!
    Check out