Making Friendship Grow

Friendships, like holidays, greeting cards, and movie awards, have become so commercialized now. It is all about give and take more than sacrifice and 'friend in need' theory. Friends did not come easy for me. Being the fat girl through school I had only as many friends as I can count on the palm of one hand....more

Part 16, Cancer Sucks

Hey faithful readers! The contents of this post has been removed because of recently signing a contract with a publisher :) Thank you so much for the support everyone!!! Stay tuned for more details. <3-River Rei Hayden"The night is long that never finds the day." - Shakespeare...more

Dear Friend, I'm sorry….

This post is inspired from a post by AberrantCrochet.  The point of her beautiful post, was that there is something special about a handwritten letter. (Read the post: The World Needs More Letters)This is not a handwritten letter but it is something I really want to say. Something that I need to have courage to say. If I say it here, I hope that I can feel brave enough to tell her in person. Dear Friend, I'm sorry. I'm sorry that my actions hurt you....more

Relationship Status | Lousy Friend

 Have you noticed that since you gave birth to your little babe that your relationship status has changed among your friends? I have!...more

Friend Zone by Miss Marie

Who's Hat is That?

I've been thinking a lot about friends lately and this got me digging around in the Bible to see what God has to say about a friend. I was a little surprised that when searching back to the original Hebrew and Greek meanings of the word 'friend', the definition kept bringing me to the word 'husband.' Hmmm. This makes me stop and really think...and then just be in awe of God's plans for all of us. It is in His design for our spouse to be our friend, I would even suggest our BEST friend. I am often guilty at looking so hard for something right under my nose...friendship....more

Sensational Saturday - Celebrating the Sensational in a Friend

Sensational Saturday -  it is a great day to celebrate something sensational in a friend.Friends are incredible gifts. Some friends we meet as children and we grow up and old together. Other friends we come to know as adults. Throughout our lives there are friends who come and go. Today we are only going to talk about friends who are here and deserve to have one of their wonderful qualities celebrated.Whodini "Friends"...more

Remembering Lena... sytervans

  Remembering Lena...  SystervansBy Gloria Faye Brown Bates/ aka Granny GeeYesterday I began thinking about Lena.  As Skip and I talked about many things, I began to talk about Lena.My systervan, Lena Gunnarsson, who lived in Sweden.  For twelve years she was in my life everyday... by computer many times a day, by mail when we would send each other letters, gifts, photos. ...more

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Everything came together within minutes, so the lesson almost slapped me in the face.more

Scallop Salad, Lunch with a Friend

Perfectly grilled, broiled or sautéed scallops are one of my favourite dishes, and with the first bite I am transported to the west coast. I can visualize the sunset; imagine the gentle breeze blowing through my hair and the smell of the ocean. Oh the wonderful memories of Del Mar, the Cove at Solana Beach, Cardiff Reef, Moonlight Beach and Stone Steps in Leucadia, California. ...more
I love scallops! Your recipe looks great. more