Life

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....

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4 Tips for Raising Your Child

4 Tips for Raising Your Child

By Matt Friend With great pomp and circumstance that little bundle of joy (and tax deduction!) is born into your world. Whether you brought your baby home from the hospital...

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Why Do Bad Things Happen? 7 Answers

Why Do Bad Things Happen? 7 Answers

By Matt Friend Why cancer? Why tsunamis? Why mass shootings? Why do bad things happen in the world? The answers are as multifaceted as the questions...#1 – God is Sovereign...

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You’re More Known Than You Think

You’re More Known Than You Think

By Matt Friend If you could trade places with someone famous, who would you pick? Maybe you’d love to be known as the world’s greatest basketball player or business mogul....

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What’s Their Secret?

What’s Their Secret?

By Matt Friend Do you know two Christians who always seem to get along? I’ve met plenty who couldn’t, and you probably have as well. (Depending on the day, I sometimes don’t...

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How to Fight on Facebook

How to Fight on Facebook

By Matt Friend  He disrespected your favorite politician! She mocked your taste in music! His comments about your beliefs were less than kind. She’s built an entire case...

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3 Ways to Love Your City

3 Ways to Love Your City

By Matt Friend with Michelle ThompsonYou love your city, your town, your community. It’s not perfect, but no city is. You have your favorite grocery store, pet store, gas...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The #1 Way to Enjoy Life More

The #1 Way to Enjoy Life More

By Matt Friend You’ve tried drinking more green tea, watching the sun rise, streaming more comedies, or going shopping. “If only,” you’ve thought, “I could spend more time...

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Why Memberships Matter

Why Memberships Matter

By Matt Friend Membership opportunities are everywhere. Today you can join a gym, a homeowners’ association, or your local supermarket. Tomorrow you could join a pool, a...

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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...

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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...

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3 Steps to a More Fulfilling Life

3 Steps to a More Fulfilling Life

By John King with Matt Friend and Michelle ThompsonIs your life the same Every. Single. Day? Whether it’s traveling the same route to and from work, watching the same...

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Afraid? The #1 Way to Overcome Fear

Afraid? The #1 Way to Overcome Fear

It’s 3 AM and you’re still awake. You’ve tried everything to fall asleep, but you can’t. Netflix is playing your favorite sit com on repeat, but you’re still wide awake....

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