Have you ever considered the parable of the builder in Matthew 7:24-27 as an allegory on friendship? When you spend time with your friends, share your life with them, and depend on each other you are building on a strong rock foundation. However, if you don’t talk often or only share the good stuff, you’re building on sandy soil. I tend to have some shifting sand. I need to work on this.
When we put our identity in relationships, we can question if we are valued. People are going to let us down. This post discusses where we find our worth. It started simply enough. My friend shared some good news. Only she didn’t share it with me first. I heard about it from another friend… A… Continue reading Valued: Living Confidently Because We Know Our Worth
Worldly standards on friendship can hinder our ability to be a Godly friend. In our quest to become the “truest” friend, we often stretch our personal boundaries and limits to the point of breaking. The Bible offers a multitude of advice on friendship and why sacrificial love is key. I have the worst habit of… Continue reading Friendship: A Practice in Sacrificial Love
We all need to be surrounded by people to challenge us to be our better self. These are six examples of people who will support and help you be who you were created to be. This past week I decided to do a whirlwind trip back to Greenville, South Carolina. I needed to pick up… Continue reading Support: The 6 People You Absolutely Need in Your Life
Life can be fun and exciting and full of energy. Or it can be a drag. Whether we are in the rush or the slush, we all need to be surrounded by people to challenge us to be our better self.