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FRIENDS !

We live in an age where there is a unique and new definition of the word “friend” – it’s broad – it’s expansive – it’s inclusive – and it mirrors what we used to know as “acquaintance” Social media and the internet has shrunk our world. Most of you will NOT know or remember a world without TV --- without cell phones – without cable – without computers – without smart phone technology – but I do! I remember as a child gathering around the RADIO to hear the news – to hear music and dramatized comedy – what is that today? Who really is a FRIEND today? A true friend – the kind that Scripture describes as “closer than a brother”? Today we know – but are not known – we hold each other apart – per

The Power of Words

Have you heard the children’s saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me?” – sounds cute – but it’s just not true. I saw a couple of other versions recently, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can break my heart” – and “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words may never leave me.” Think about this: How you say something is just as important as what you say – if not more important. If your goal is to communicate – the giving and receiving of information – then how something is said will greatly increase or decrease the possibility of that “word” being received. If you simply want to “tell somebody off” – or just give out information – or