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Posts Tagged: friendship

Loving People Through Hospitality

  One of the things I enjoy most about living in the marina is inviting our neighbors over for meals. The food is never fancy, but it’s warm and nutritious. The single men, especially, seem appreciative both of the food and of opportunity to sit around a table and enjoy conversation.     Hospitality in… [ read more ]

Why Handling Hurts Alone Isn’t the Best Idea

Earlier this week my six-year-old grandson Luke  said, “Grandma, I have an infected finger.” Then he turned one hand palm up to show me. Sure enough, the joint area of his middle finger was puffy and purplish.   “Ouch!” I said. “How did that happen?”   “A stick poked me and made a little hole,”… [ read more ]

3 Characteristics of True Friendship

What does true friendship look like? David and Jonathan’s relationship pictures it well. Here’s one account that illustrates three characteristics of meaningful friendship:   “One day near Horesh, David received the news that Saul was on the way to Ziph to search for him and kill him. Jonathan went to find David and encouraged him… [ read more ]

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, my friend. Know you are loved! Photo Courtesy: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Friend of God

One of my favorite worship choruses goes like this: “I am a friend of God, I am a friend of God, I am a friend of God, He calls me ‘friend.’” The lyrics are simple but the truth they teach is profound. Think about it. Imagine being a friend of God…the Creator of all that… [ read more ]

Abe Prayed

Back to Abraham and his relationship with God. Theirs was an intimate one as evidenced in their conversation about Sodom (Genesis 18) “God, You wouldn’t destroy the city if You found 50 righteous men there, would You? After all, You’re a just God.” “You’re right,” said God. “I’d save it for their sakes.” Abraham mustered… [ read more ]