Halloween is likely the one night a year that strangers visit our homes expecting kindness. How do we embrace the opportunity? First, let us conquer the elephant about the subject. I’ll share my own experience first, friends. My mom is a woman full of joy. My childhood was one that focused on the […]
Why Friendships Matter in the Kingdom of God
Do friendships matter in the Kingdom of God? The answer is a resounding yes. Genuine friendship has the potential to impact eternity. Read on to find the reasons why friendship makes an eternal difference.
When A Friend Does Your Dishes
She asked to wash my dishes. I threw my head back and laughed. “Oh, absolutely not! I cannot let you wash my dishes!” “No, really! I love to do dishes, and I’ll feel so much better about inviting myself over if I scrub up your dishes so you can just sit and chat,” and then […]
Jesus Next Door: Loving Your Neighbor in Obedience to God
Ideas for and a personal story about loving your neighbor in the ordinary.
How We Stop Fearing Our Own Imperfect Humanity
She joined us today carrying a platter of berry pastries, made in her very own kitchen. She is free today in ways that she wasn’t free a year ago. I could see it: the gifts of spiritual and emotional growth on a platter. Her deliciously simple act of service was evidence of her health. She […]