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The Many Faces of Friendship

Friendship is a fantastic thing!

But how can we define it in five short minutes? It’s impossible. Each relationship is unique. I am one type of friend to some, and to others something else. Not two-faced but unique in the various expressions of friendship.

The awesome thing is that we don’t have to choose to be just one type of friend… WE CAN BE ALL OF THEM, at different times and in different situations, to the various people around us.

Here are the Many Faces of Friendship that we get to wear!

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What are you packing in their lunches?

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// Have you ever noticed that people don’t need to be reminded to worry every day? Or to be afraid? Or to be angry? Those things come quite naturally, don’t they?

I don’t know about you, but I often find that I need to be reminded to ENJOY every day. I need that extra kick-in-the-butt to turn my attention FROM my problems to the simple fact that “I’m alive” and “the sun is shining.”

Some years ago, a friend of ours was traveling through South Africa and happened to preach at our church on Sunday morning. He preached a profoundly simple sermon called “What are you packing in your kid’s lunch today?” which radically challenged how I wake up and approach my days.   Read more

When Foreigners Become Family

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The lights had been dimmed, and delicious aromas filled the air as unsuspecting guests entered the house. I could hear small gasps and expressions of delight! Wow, look at this place! Where is the furniture?

They were not expecting this.

I smiled with quiet pleasure as, one by one, these precious people entered my home. It’s the time of year to say “Thank You” to our amazing team of worship leaders for their tireless service this past year. We normally celebrate end-of-the-season success with a potluck, or a bring’n braai (or whatever other name you choose). But this year, two of our ‘Creative Divas’ decided to BLESS this team with more than just food… they were going to throw us a

Moroccan dining experience!

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