Posts Tagged ‘friendship’

5 Ways to Help Your Friend with COVID

My family battled COVID almost a year ago now and the worst part was how isolating it felt. I was sick in bed for over a week while my husband who was asymptomatic had to care for our sick son. However, our friends made all the difference by loving us like Jesus. The way they cared for us, even though they could not interact with us still brings me to tears. So if someone you… … Continue reading

4 Creative Ways to Find Community

We all know that sitcoms and romcoms have lied to us. Kissing in the rain is not romantic. Picnics are the worst. And you should know a guy for more than a week before falling head over heels in love. But the biggest lie, in my opinion? That it’s easy to form adult friendships. The main character is always surrounded by a group of people who have known her for her entire life. They hang… … Continue reading

Friends are Friends Forever

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and if you are single in the relationship department like me, you may have found it a tough day to get through. While I used to think that way, believing I had been forgotten by God and deprived of love, the older I get the more I realize how I haven’t been deprived at all! Through my friendships, I’ve been smothered with love, so much so, I sometimes can’t… … Continue reading

So…tired…

You too? This season we are in has me feeling weary. I thought we were entering a sprint back in March. I was a sprinter in high school track. You focus on the finish line, run with everything you have, don’t look to your left or right. But…this has been a marathon. We can’t see the finish line. I’m terrible at marathons. I was reading in Isaiah 40 earlier: “He gives strength to the weary and… … Continue reading

How to Deal with a Back-Stabbing Friend

In my opinion, the worst type of enemy is a back-stabber or anyone who betrays me, for that matter. I see trust as the cement to all relationships. Even in work relationships, there must be a level of trust and knowing someone has your back if there is going to be cohesiveness in the work place. Even more so in friendships and romantic relationships.

​ So here goes a HARD lesson today…are we called to “LOVE” the… … Continue reading

5 Reasons We Need Deep Relationships, Not Superficial Communities

A few months ago, my daughter, Caroline, curled up next to me on the couch after a day of school that had left her tired and frustrated. She began to tell me how she just wasn’t sure who was a real friend. We talked through it, and I wiped her tears as she let out a big sigh, saying, “I just don’t have a best friend yet.” And it made me want to cry because… … Continue reading

Sometimes There Are No Words

Sometimes there is just nothing to say. There are some things that happen in life that words won’t heal. There are some things that take our breath away that only silence can breathe life back into our lungs. They are the things of life that are beyond someone giving a kind word, a positive hopeful thought, a story of so and so who went through this and that and made it through, a good sermon,… … Continue reading

3 Arts That Will Help You Bring Up Conversations About Jesus

For a number of years during my commute to work, I would enter the highway at the same toll ramp almost every day. I would impatiently wait in the line of cars, wanting to get through the tollbooth as quickly as possible. As I waited to pay, I would see an anonymous hand reach out of the booth and go back in, then repeat this mechanical motion for each vehicle. Most commuters did not even… … Continue reading

Three Keys to a Successful Discipling Relationship

Sandra and I have been meeting for a year–we meet once every three weeks or so. She is 23 and I am 63. Her heart to know Christ and help other women grow is what attracted me to Sandra as a discipler. Fresh off campus, she has a full-time job and is engaged to be married. My one-on-one time with Sandra is limited, so I know that when I’m with her I need to be… … Continue reading

Brandon Heath Explains the Significance of the Word “Friend”

Have you ever had someone tell you to “Be a friend to make a friend?” Let’s see what God has to say about how to make friends. For Day 26, Brandon Heath is back to talk about the importance of being a friend, having good friends, and the most significant use of the word “friend,” ever.   Want more devotions like this one? You can still join the World’s Biggest Small Group right here! … Continue reading