Too Close For Comfort?

Why do some find it easy to make and keep lasting friendships while others struggle with allowing anyone to get too close? It's said that President Reagan was like this in his relationships - although extremely charismatic and engaging with most, few if any, ever made his inner circle. As we know, true friends are …

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Favor In Fellowship

I recently read commentary that advised pastors to serve their people, but not to need them. Clearly, this was referencing the dangers that the need for approval can create in ministry. For if we become preoccupied with pleasing people, we invite the temptation of compromising truth and diluting God's word in order to win favor. …

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Placed with Purpose

Have you ever struggled with having to go someplace you really didn't want to go, or forced with a group of people when you just wanted some time alone? Or, perhaps it was just the opposite and you were stuck alone when you wanted to be around others. Additionally, have you ever felt trapped in …

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Called and Committed

Vince Lombardi once declared, "the quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." If this is true, what do we consider to be the chosen field we're most committed to? Is it our job, our hobby - or, do we consider all …

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