Tuesday, June 25 2024 - 2:02 AM
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Dear God: You know I love words — it’s one of the things I shared with my father. Using words has provided a good living for me. I also love reading those words in the dozens of dozens of books I devour a year. The dictionary people continually update dictionary entries and recently added a new word, “frenemy.” The definition: One who pretends to be a friend but is actually an enemy.

I’ve had my share of frenemies. With girls, it starts early. There have been times I’ve taken it to new heights as I’ve been deceitful and cruel to those I’ve pretended to befriend. I had a good teacher. The greatest frenemy of all is Satan. He “prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8, ESV).

Keep me from following the Tempter’s lead. Help me to only offer pure and honest friendships. But also teach me to be kind but discerning to those who wish to be my frenemy.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Dee Litten Whited writes from Virginia.

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Dee Litten Whited

Dee Litten Whited

writes from Virginia.

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