“Wounds from a friend can be trusted.”

Trying to get my morning things done quickly so I can go out and finish the weeding EARLY, before the heat starts! However, get this: I’m going to KEEP the Plantain weed! Did you know it’s good for a lot of things? Google it and you’ll see what I mean. I found a recipe to steep 1 lb of it in 1 cup of lard, for a cream… but I’m going to use vaseline instead of lard, since that is what I use on my face at night. I’ve tried other, expensive creams, but hate the feel of them. There’s nothing worse than spending all that money and then finding you don’t like it!

OK, quick notes! Our recent Pillar of Wisdom being Friendship, Selwyn goes through several steps on how to make friends:

  1. Be a friend. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” (Dale Carnegie)
  2. Allow time. Knock, rather than forcing your way in. “Only if the door is opened from within should you go through.”
  3. Be prepared to be hurt.
  4. “[L]ove your friend enough to confront him or her about anything you feel is not right. Ask yourself: Am I prepared to lose this friendship in the interest of truth?”
  5. Don’t suffocate the friendship, but allow him/her to have other friends as well. “You will desecrate a friendship if you try to dominate it.”

“Wounds from a friend can be trusted.” (Proverbs 27:6)

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2 Responses to “Wounds from a friend can be trusted.”

  1. Cheryl says:

    Funny, I was just thinking about this scripture last night, in light of some comments I made on a certain person’s FB status. Hmmmmmm.

  2. crazycathie says:

    It’s hard to receive criticism at any time… but much easier if you know the person says it in love.

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