10 Things You Can Do that will Make You a Great Friend
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10 Things You Can Do that will Make You a Great Friend

It’s been a weird season for friendships, hasn’t it? We’ve spent much less time with each other in person and our online relationships seem to be burdened by the overshadowing of divisive views and opinions being tossed in the air like confetti. It’s funny! Some friendships seem effortless and last a lifetime and others crash…

How to Stop Judging People So You Can Love Like Jesus
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How to Stop Judging People So You Can Love Like Jesus

Self-righteousness is an attitude of moral superiority that is derived from the idea that a person’s beliefs, actions, or affiliations are of greater virtue than those held by anyone who doesn’t hold to the same beliefs and attitudes. Or to say it more succinctly – self-righteousness says I’m right and therefore superior to anyone who…

Gossip Hurts – The Best Ways to Avoid Its Damage
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Gossip Hurts – The Best Ways to Avoid Its Damage

I found several definitions for gossip: Casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true. A rumor or report of an intimate nature. Conversations or reports about other people’s private lives that might be unkind, disapproving, or not true. And it’s everywhere, isn’t it? We…

Things to Avoid When You Want a Strong Marriage
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Things to Avoid When You Want a Strong Marriage

I believe every couple believes their wedding day is just the first day of decades of marital bliss. They’ve found their soulmate … the person who “completes” them and they just know this is the start of their happily ever after. Then the honeymoon ends and reality hits. Paul wrote the following about marriage… Submit…

How to Have a Positive Thinking Plan that will Bless Your Life
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How to Have a Positive Thinking Plan that will Bless Your Life

Nothing . . . absolutely nothing is ever accomplished through negativity! And yes, I said that negatively. It’s easy for us to see what’s wrong, isn’t it? It’s easy to make a list of flaws and faults we see in our neighbors, at church, at work, at our kid’s school, in our community and our…

“Be Happy” is the Worst Thing to Say to a Hurting Friend
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“Be Happy” is the Worst Thing to Say to a Hurting Friend

Last week, I wrote about God’s desire for us to be happy. Not simply momentary pleasure but true and lasting happiness. Happiness that… Trusts God is greater than our circumstances. Knows our sins are forgiven. Comes from wisdom that is able to guide us and keep us safe. Gives the peace that comes from obedience….