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Friday, December 6, 2019

Where Are You Going?

| 1:34 MIN READ | Where you end up is always determined by your heading. You can’t get to a location north of you if you’re driving south! Too often, people say they want to get to a specific place in life while living their life in an entirely different direction. Sometimes they are sadly […]

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Save The Drama

| 1:35 MIN READ | Sometimes the messages on tee shirts are quite funny and can be extremely profound. Several years ago, I noticed the words on a young lady’s shirt that made me chuckle and also drove home an important point. In bold letters was the phrase, “Save the Drama for your Mama!” How […]

Friday, November 29, 2019

Birds Of A Feather…

| 2:03 MIN READ | You’ve probably already filled in the rest of the phrase—flock together. From what I read, it’s a statement going back to the mid-1500s. It proves something interesting; likes have been attracting likes for centuries—for all of human history. This adage describes the law of attraction. Like attracts like. You like […]

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Like Me

| 1:16 MIN READ | And boy, do we like the likes! They’re addicting. It’s true. I read the summary of a research study comparing likes on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter feeds to highly addictive substances such as cocaine. Every like you see on your media page stimulates the release of a shot of dopamine, […]

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What Friendships Are Made Of

| 2:21 MIN READ | I am privileged and blessed to have some great friends. They bring joy, provide counsel, and make life more meaningful. If you haven’t done so recently, stop for a moment and thank God for your friends. David, the well-known character in the Bible, had a great friend. His name was […]

Monday, November 25, 2019


| 1:54 MIN READ | Who are your friends? Friends are a big deal. The real ones are a great blessing. The phony ones, well, they’re trouble. The difference good friends make is invaluable. They’re with you through thick and thin, the good times, and the not so good times. They don’t leave you behind […]

Friday, September 6, 2019

Need Some New Friends

| 1:27 MIN READ | “I don’t have any friends!” Have you heard this before? Have you thought or said this before? One of the mental health epidemics of today’s culture is loneliness. Our digital interaction, which is supposed to increase our connections to others, is actually hindering them. The word “friend” has taken on […]

Monday, March 18, 2019

Loyal Friends

| 1:40 MIN READ | What kind of friend do you most appreciate? Friendships come in two categories — fair-weather friends and rainy-day friends. The differences are worth considering. Fair-weather friends are people who come into your life with an agenda. They perceive that you have something they want. It might be influence, prestige, position […]

Monday, February 25, 2019

Stepping Away

| 1:55 MIN READ | Who are your friends? The impact of a person’s companions can’t be overstated. So much of our lives is determined by the kind of people we surround ourselves with. Choosing friends wisely is perhaps one of the most important things you’ll ever do in life. When you hang around with […]

Friday, October 19, 2018

3 Ways to Be a Better Friend

| 1:10 min read | There’s nothing quite as comforting and encouraging as a good friend. When life is tough, it’s great to have someone show up to help and support you. When things are going well, it’s great to have someone who rejoices and celebrates with you. Friendships make life richer, and better. While […]

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Avoid Infection!

| 1:07 min read | We all understand the nature of viruses. They’re contagious. Without proper care, we can inadvertently be infected through infected people. Viruses are passed on. Just as there are viruses that affect our bodies, there are viruses of the spirit and soul. We can be infected with them by contact with […]

Monday, June 18, 2018

You Need a Friend

| 1:28 min read | In 1995 Disney/Pixar released a movie called Toy Story. The rest is history. Woody and Buzz Lightyear became household names. The animated hit film spawned several sequels and an entire line of Toy Story products. The theme song of the movie, written and sung by Randy Newman, was titled “You’ve […]

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Blessing of Friends

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it […]