A Dad’s Highest Calling

A Dad’s Highest Calling

Having just celebrated Father’s Day with our three children, I’m intrigued by the question… “What is a dad’s highest calling?” Is it to make sure my children make straight As? To train them to be star athletes in multiple sports at once? To send them to a nice...
If You Were God…?

If You Were God…?

By Matt Friend If you were God, what would your global agenda be? For a few moments, let’s set aside our political persuasions to feel the implications of that question. For most of us, our schedules would include these two tasks: #1 – Alleviate the world’s physical...
What is Faith? A True Story

What is Faith? A True Story

By Matt Friend The following story is based on true events found in the Bible’s New Testament. (Mark 5:21-43)  Almost exactly 1,990 years ago, the respected Rabbi—Jesus of Nazareth—lands on the shores of Capernaum, a quaint fishing village on the northwest corner of...
4 Facts about Fear

4 Facts about Fear

By Matt Friend Several weeks ago, I had an unusual encounter with fear. Like a wrong turn into a dark alley, life’s GPS seemed to unexpectedly glitch and brought me face to face with this formidable foe. It all started when my wife began experiencing “mild” kidney...
FOMO: How to Overcome the Fear of Missing Out

FOMO: How to Overcome the Fear of Missing Out

By Matt Friend “Are they really at the beach together again?” “Why do they never tag me in their Snapchat pics?” “How does he get to spend his Saturdays skiing while I’m stuck doing odd jobs home?” “Why wasn’t I invited to the concert when it looks like everyone else...
Why Celebrate Good Friday? 3 Reasons

Why Celebrate Good Friday? 3 Reasons

By Matt Friend There will never be a lack of holidays to celebrate. Hallmark will make sure of it. Currently, the most popular holidays to commemorate in the U.S. are Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Father’s Day, and Halloween....
One Truth that Helps Suffering Make Sense

One Truth that Helps Suffering Make Sense

By Matt Friend “Why????” You shout that one-word question into the cold night sky. You mutter it under your breath. You ask it in your prayers and with any friends or family you might be lucky enough to see during this time of quarantine and global pandemic. Why am I:...
6 Christmas Myths of the Magi

6 Christmas Myths of the Magi

By Matt Friend The Christmas story is a true story. History, logic, fulfilled prophecy, and the spiritual experience of changed lives have left behind a smoking gun. However, not everything we’ve been told about the Christmas story is true. In particular, here are six...
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