friendship

Everyone Needs an Ethel

I love Lucy… Everyone does, right?  But you know who I also love?  I love Ethel.  Because without Ethel, Lucy wouldn’t have been able to devise or execute quite so many hair-brained schemes. Lucy needed Ethel—and who doesn’t? Everyone needs an Ethel!  Everyone needs an accomplice in fun, in worry, in difficult projects.  It would be handy if I could just step […]

White Gloves

Small Things Series: Little Things Can Make a Big Difference “White Gloves” by T. Thomas Mr. Jim gave me a pair of white, wrist-length, stretch dress gloves as a present when I became engaged to my now husband, David. At this, two things came to mind. First, I was surprised to receive anything from Mr. Jim, not expecting an engagement gift […]

When God picks your friends…

Our friends filled our bellies, but they what they really offered was friendship. Jesse and Dan’s ingenious modus operandi in securing our friendship was to feed us.  My husband, John, and I had moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for work, but we were lonely because our immediate family lived several states away.  We knew we needed community, but we didn’t […]

13 Ways to Love Your Neighbor in a Socially-Isolated and Technologically-Overloaded Culture

When John and I were first married, we bought a starter home in a cute neighborhood where all the homes were piled on top of one another. One night, we were sitting in our living room when there was a knock on the door. It was the mother of Jane, the woman who lived across the street from us. Jane’s […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Benedict XVI

“Are we not perhaps all afraid in some way? If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us? No! If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great…. No! […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Benedict XVI

“Are we not perhaps all afraid in some way? If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us? No! If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great…. No! […]

Encountering the Word – Proverbs 17:9

Real Friends Don't Let Friends Gossip

Whoever overlooks an offense fosters friendship, but whoever gossips about it separates friends. (Proverbs 17:9) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Benedict XVI

“Are we not perhaps all afraid in some way? If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us? No! If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great…. No! […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Benedict XVI

“If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful, and great. No! Only in this friendship are the doors of life opened wide. Only in this friendship is the great potential of human existence truly revealed.” (Pope Benedict XVI) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate […]