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Waiting for a Shooting Star

Waiting for a Shooting Star

Be devoted to one another in love. — Romans 12:10 NIV Have you ever seen a shooting star? It’s a quick streak of light that zips across the nighttime sky. The thing is, that shooting star isn’t a star at all. It’s a falling meteoroid (MEE-tee-uh-roid), or space rock. Some are as tiny as a

Compassion for Friends

Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled. And He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!” And some of them said, “Could

The Gift of Friendship

  Editor’s note: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were two of the most prolific writers of faith and fiction in the 20th century. They were also great friends, and Tolkien was a guiding force in Lewis coming to faith in Christ. Both men also served as soldiers in the First World War, survived the trenches,

While vulnerability with the wrong sorts of folks fosters feelings of inferiority and judgment, vulnerability with the right people brings trust, bolsters our feelings of love, and brings hope.

Welcoming Vulnerability

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. — 2 Corinthians 12:9 A few months back I met some friends for impromptu burgers and fries, and in my attempt to let off some steam, I shared a bit more intimately than was appropriate for this particular group setting. I

Praying together has been a tradition since the beginning! Even though that looks a little bit different right now, we can still gather and enjoy the season, albeit in different ways. It’s a different season. It will change!

Fall Fellowship

They continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. — Acts 2:42 Sadly, summer often rushes by in a blur. Family vacations (which are usually not as relaxing as we hope), summer camps, and swimming pools fill the days. There is a mad dash to get all

Tender and tough, sensitive and strong, compassionate and confident.” Women, we are called to sister one another and love each other well. We are stronger together, stronger in the fight for the gospel, for our families, our children, our jobs, our passions, our dreams, and our missions! Let’s do this thing!

Women: There for You

  Editor’s note: Happy Mother’s Day to the moms and grandmas! We see you and are thankful for you! What if this overarching statement could be said about us as women? We’re there for each other. I believe this is the kind of friend we were born to be. God created us for friendship, to

Loving Jesus means loving His people… all His people. Even when it isn’t easy. Even when they are outside our comfort zone. Let’s show the world the love of Jesus by sharing the gospel in ways that accommodate them so they know they’re loved!

Learning to Love People Different Than We Are

  How Much Can You Put Up With? Listen, I know it’s hard to embrace someone else’s cultural values. Whether it’s their noise level, the smell and look of their food, their communal gatherings, or the way they look at you, talk, dress, or act, another person’s way of life often feels like a disruption.

One Choice Every Couple Should Make in Their Suffering

What is one choice every couple should make in the midst of their storm? It might sound like a simple question, but it is incredibly important. One of the most important choices we can make as a couple is to move toward community instead of away from it. The challenge for most of us is

I’m So Sensitive: Why “I’m Sorry” Is Essential

Most of us are initially defensive when we learn we have hurt someone. But I have begun to gauge the health of a friendship by how fast we are able to push past the situation, and own our stuff, in the context of conflict. As my girlfriends and I get healthier and come to trust

You Are Worth Getting to Know

  Just recently I lost a friend. I’m not sure if loss or death has been a part of your life, but it has most certainly been a part of mine. Prior to this loss, I had only ever attended one funeral: a friend’s father. Though my friend and I didn’t know each other too

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