3 Ways to Love Your City

3 Ways to Love Your City

By Matt Friend with Michelle Thompson You love your city, your town, your community. It’s not perfect, but no city is. You have your favorite grocery store, pet store, gas station, radio station, coffee shop, and barber shop. But the questions niggle at your mind and...
4 Holidays to Celebrate Each Year

4 Holidays to Celebrate Each Year

By Matt Friend What holidays do you enjoy most? Perhaps you ring in each New Year’s Day with confetti and a kazoo. Maybe you dye your water green every St. Patrick’s Day. Perchance you patriotically decorate the grave of a respected veteran on Memorial Day. Whatever...
What’s Missing from Your Life?

What’s Missing from Your Life?

By Matt Friend Do you ever feel like something’s missing? If you’re like most of us, the craving for completion, satisfaction, and peace has little to do with whether or not things are going well in life. These desires nag at us on our good and bad days. However, it’s...
3 Ways to View the World

3 Ways to View the World

By Matt Friend In a world plagued with allegations of “fake news” (whether justified or unfounded), what is your trusted source for truth? How does your view of truth impact the way you see the world? Here are three of the most common worldviews and where they find...
Is There More to Life Than This?

Is There More to Life Than This?

By Matt Friend What can we learn about the meaning of life from the great state of Texas? More than you might think… One Story Our true story begins with a 11-year-old boy named Ira Yates. After his father died, he began working as a peanut farmer with his...
5 Facts About Your Hometown

5 Facts About Your Hometown

By Matt Friend You grew up there. It’s where you went to school, played on the playground, learned to ride a bike. Whether it was Hinton or Huntington Beach, Madison or Miami, Saint Albans or Saint Louis… that place will always be your hometown. Here are five...
5 Ways to Be a Better Friend

5 Ways to Be a Better Friend

By Matt Friend “You can sit with me, friend!” That’s an invitation welcomed by most elementary kids, craved by most middle school students, and desired by most adults. We fear being alone. We long to be wanted. Something inside gnaws at us, “In order to have friends,...