Friendship in the Pit

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The Lonely American

I hesitated before opening the cafeteria door. I already knew what I would find inside. Two tables would be full of other Americans. They would be laughing and joking and having a wonderful time. Then there would be a couple of other tables full of German and Austrian...

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The Friendship Plant

You cant buy friendshipIn a bargain basement storeIt wouldn't sit upon the scalesAnd the quality would be poor It isn't something you can wrapOr tie with a pretty bowIn fact it takes a lot of effortFor this fragile plant to grow But with an awesome lot of workAnd some...

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My Best Friend

Matthew 11:19 “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and “sinners.” ‘ But wisdom is proved right by her actions.”My name is John Stuart and I’m a sinner. I also have a wonderful friend...

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Friendship’s Power

U-Hauls, moving vans, pick-ups, loaded cars, and farm trucks. All familiar items. My father’s profession-along with his uncertainty over whether God wanted him to be a pastor or full-time evangelist, made frequent moves a normal and unpleasant element of my...

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Sometimes

“Things don't always work out the way you want them to,” she said.Her soft skin showed every bone in her hand as I held it while talking to this wonderful woman.Her pure white hair was apparently earned through every challenging year of her life.When she looked at me...

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Rent-a-Friend

In Japan, they have an organization which has become very successful. It is a company through which one can hire a “friend.” The number of Rent-a-Friend agencies in Japan has doubled to about 10 in the past eight years. It seems the lonely are willing to pay money to...

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