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...
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 playing with my dog, lying in a hammock, living in the moment, or visiting the beach. Then, I...
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 chamber of commerce, or your local theater for performing arts. Some people join organizations to...
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,...