God asked Adam, “What is wrong with you  Adam?”  Adam said he didn’t have anyone  to talk to.

God said that He was going to make Adam  a companion and that it would be a woman.

God said, “This person will gather food  for you, cook for you, and when you discover clothing she’ll wash it for  you.  She will always agree with every  decision you make.  She will bear your  children and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of  them.  She will not nag you and will  always be the first to admit she was wrong when you’ve had a disagreement.  She will never have a headache and will  freely give you love and passion whenever you need it.”

Adam asked God, “What will a woman like  this cost me?” 

God replied, “An arm and a leg.”

Then Adam asked, “What can I get for a  rib?” 

 And the rest, as they say, is history!

Christ in My Home: A Family Life Ministries Broadcast
11/29/2003 and 11/30/2003 Saturday and Sunday

Your home reflects who you are, as well as who Christ is. On today’s broadcast, learn how to glorify Christ in your home from homemaker Edye Burrell, Campus Crusade staff member Joyce Bademan, and creative management expert, Cindi Ferrini.

(Thanks to FamilyLife.com)

Click one of the following links to listen to the broadcast… 



New Friends and Old Friends

By Joseph Parry

Make new Friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold.
New-made friendships, like new wine,
Age will mellow and refine.

Friendships that have stood the test,
Time and change – are surely best;
Brow may wrinkle, hair grow gray,
Friendship never knows decay.

For ‘mid old friends, tried and true,
Once more we our youth renew,
But old friends, alas, may die,
New friends must their place supply.

Cherish friendship in your breast,
New is good, but old is best.
Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold.

My Idea of an Ideal Friend


  • Has a good sense of humor – laughing with me; not at me. Finds humor in   everyday life – both in the struggles and victories.
  • Knows when to be serious and when to lighten things up.
  • Willing to listen to my day and ask questions about the routine and usual   things, without getting weary.
  • One who will take the initiative to “draw me out” when I might find it is   easier for me to hide.
  • Available when I have a “real” need. Shows up without being asked to meet a   need and knows when to leave to give space.
  • Will walk with me through challenges and struggles not just fun   times.
  • Helps me sort through goals and dreams – keeping me realistic without   bursting my bubble.
  • Encourages me to succeed.
  • Sorrows with me when I fail or grieve.
  • Keeps me accountable in my walk with the Lord – willing to call me on things   I’m not doing right…in a loving way confronts me when needed. Holds me to a   biblical standard.
  • We bond spiritually – know, love, and serve Christ.
  • Enjoy the specialness of our friendship but are not exclusive.
  • Prays for me and my family.
  • Understands that I want to be the same for them in all of the above ways, but   that we will both fail at times…and that we’ll offer each other grace and   forgiveness – as often as needed.

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