12 Biblical Characteristics of Great Friends

Characteristics of Great Friends

It’s no question that our friends hold a major place in our hearts. We laugh with them, we confide in them, and they’re always down for a good time. Great friends have a way of making life a little easier. But what actually makes a friend, a great friend? I did some studying and I pulled out 12 characteristics straight from the Bible. Here they are: 1) Even-tempered “Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you […]

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If You’re Feeling Burnt-Out

Burnout is something that we all experience at some point or another and it’s completely normal. We feel exhausted, lose interest in our day-to-day, and in some ways we feel like we’re trapped in a never-ending hamster wheel. This is exactly how I felt this week. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the past 9 months and while I love it, it’s not easy. For the most part, I spend every waking moment with my children. I feed them, clean up after them, I entertain […]

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What Are You So Afraid Of?

A couple of months ago, I was watching a funeral scene on one of my favorite shows, Desperate Housewives. The man that died left behind a beautiful home, a beautiful family, a great career but he also unfortunately left behind a horrible reputation. Of all of the great things that he worked to build during his life, the things that he had not done were what left behind a lasting impression.  So I started thinking, if I were to die, what would be said in […]

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How Reading My Bible Changed My Life

I know every Christian looked at the title of this blog post and thought duhhhh, haha, allow me to explain. I grew up in church and reading my bible was just as routine as standing up for praise and worship or taking communion. But that’s all it was for me—routine. I committed my life to Christ when I was pretty young and sure I would crack open the bible if I was going through something and I felt like I needed a word, but it […]

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Choose Forgiveness

Forgiveness

The road to forgiveness is probably one of the most confusing and uncomfortable things we’ll face in life. Number one, because there’s no real marker to let us know when we’ve actually made it. And number two —because it’s just really hard to do. Sometimes people do things to us that seem unforgivable and it’s a whole lot easier to just wallow around in our anger than to allow them the satisfaction of a clear heart. The thing is, forgiveness, like tithing and prayer, was […]

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An Unfathomable Love

God's love

When I started thinking about what I would say in my first blog post I heard God say clearly, “Remind my people of my love”. My first thought was, “Well God, I kind of had something else in mind and…” Before I could even finish the thought I felt him tug on my heart. I obeyed. Not just because I respect the God that I serve, but because I know that he loves someone so much that he will lead them to this post at the exact time that they need it. […]

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