Category Archives: Friendship

BeliefNet: Doing God’s Work

They don’t always nab the top headlines or make the nightly news, but acts of kindness are still around in the world, and they’re a reminder that God is at work. God doesn’t require goodness for salvation, and of course, not everyone is kind because they are believers, but we, as Christians, still need to carry out acts of kindness in this world. We still need acts of sheer love in the world.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Catholic/Articles/Doing-Gods-Work-Why-Acts-of-Kindness-are-Still-Needed.aspx#mkVCz4r8Rj1LoC0j.99

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Finding and keeping Christian friends

About a year ago, my husband and I moved to a new house in a new city. We had a huge living room and a large kitchen with a center island— perfect for entertaining. We had a green backyard with a deck and new barbecue pit. It was a dream house and I imagined it filled with friends and laughter and chip crumbs and coffee rings glowing on my tables.

But we didn’t know anyone yet, and I felt lonely. God is so clear about developing biblical friendships and creating a community around us. He encourages us to meet with each other, to pray with each other, to eat with each other, to celebrate with each other. So how do we get to these God-given friendships and how do we continue to strengthen those bonds?

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Love-Family/Relationships/Friendship/Galleries/Tips-to-Find-and-Keep-Christian-Friends.aspx#T1ErLGmuphrJH7zl.99

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The value of forgiveness

I’m happy to finally officially announce that I’m going to be contributing monthly to BeliefNet.com. Here’s my first piece, which went live today.

Christians are commanded by God to forgive others, but it isn’t an easy command to follow. In fact, sometimes, it hurts to let go of the ache you’ve held onto for so long and sometimes it doesn’t feel right to open your heart again or even accept an apology.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/Galleries/The-Value-of-Forgiveness.aspx#8usbGVWWV7XEAK3G.99

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