The Quotable

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Sunday, June 15, 2008

A Bit of the Blarney: The Gift of Friendship

From A Bit of the Blarney

I just got off the phone with my dear friend, Martha. We chatted for over an hour. Yes, over an hour. Martha now lives in New Jersey and so these chats are cherished. The only thing missing was the cup of tea and the kitchen table.

Then last week I spoke with another of my dearest "sisters." She's having extensive nasal surgery tomorrow (please pray for her). And like always we laughed and talked and talked and laughed. Yes, and she now lives in Texas. So I revisited a post I wrote over a year ago The Gift of Friendship and thought I would share it again. You see, now many of you have become visitors to THIS front porch and you are all very special to me.

So, I say good week to you all and drop in any time!! You are all most welcome!!!


Thanks be to God!!!


  1. I read your lovely post on the gift of friendship, and I LOVE the accompanying artwork "The Neighbors". I, too, have seen that painting at the High Museum in Atlanta, and my sister and I joked that those two women will be us when we are old.

    Have a great week . . . enjoyed this visit on your front porch!

  2. It's always such a pleasure to visit you here on the porch, Cathy! Praying for your friend! And praying in gratitude for the gift of my dear friends ~ including those I've been blessed to meet on the internet!

  3. You both have become wonderful gifts! I can hardly wait to enter your homes. In many ways you challenge me to be a better person, and for that I say a sincere "Thank you."

  4. How sweet when we reconnect with our good friends/soul sisters.
    I enjoy my visits to your front porch. Next time, I'll bring the scones for our tea!

  5. "Friends cannot replace God. They have limitations and weaknesses like we have. Their love is never faultless, never complete. But in their limitations they can be sign-posts on our journey toward the unlimited and unconditional love of God."

    Oh,I loved reading your piece. Sometimes we can expect too much from friends. Friends are NOT God, they are NOT healers..But friends are listeners and comforters. Thanks for this reflection Cathy:).

    Peace & love to you:)

    Marie xoxoxoxo

  6. Blessings! I love these long phone chats and friends are such a WONDERFUL goft from the Lord!

    This I Do...

  7. I just love chatting with an old friend.....before you know it, look at the clock and you've been talking forever. Have a wonderful week!!!!

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! We live in the Arvada/Westminster area... But hopefully will be moving back to Texas in the next year or so... we love Colorado but miss Texas!


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