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Drug court wisdom

The other day I was in a courtroom to offer encouragement to a friend facing serious legal charges for her drug-related decisions. The judge,…

Friends & Family

Hanging with coal?

When I was a kid, my pastor showed the kids at our church how friendships work. He took a giant ziplock bag and dropped…

Friends & Family

Stay away from fools

This might seem unchristian to say, but sometimes God wants you to stay away. There are people you know whom God wants you to…

Friends & Family

Your six hundred people

According to a 2013 New York Times study, you know about six hundred people. Put together your neighbors, family, friends, coworkers, church community, etc.,…

Depression & Anxiety

How to deal with anxiety (Part 5)

I loved the email I received from a fellow Christian who is doing better than ever in dealing with her anxiety. Her secret? She…

Friends & Family

Four reasons we need each other

Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus? That’s not necessarily a bad question. Our heavenly Father has no grandchildren. You can’t be a…

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Jesus sticks close

I was preparing to teach a message about choosing friends wisely when I had a scary thought—Would Jesus want to be friends with me?…

Friends & Family

Helping each other up

I was running on a treadmill across the gym from a weight-lifting club. (I used voice-to-text to get my devotional thoughts down on my…

Bible 101

Naked & no shame

It is the kind of verse that makes children snicker. Or it makes groomsmen giggle. Maturity doesn’t always accompany age. “Adam and his wife…

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Fostering friendship leads to happiness

“If you had to make one life choice, right now, to set yourself on the path to future health and happiness, what would it…

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3 steps to better social connection

The health risks associated with a lack of human connection are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Yikes. That’s not good news—and there’s…

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Your group and more fruit

There’s an obscure but incredible reference in the Bible to the power of doing life together with other Christians. Psalm 133 says that God’s…