• Can I Please Check Before We Become Partners?

    Partnerships are beautiful. As seen in so many examples in the scriptures and even around us.  God wants us to work together and he’s created us each with unique gifts, talents and ability to function in different capacities. As social beings, we are not meant to do life alone. Like they say “no man is an island” right? But then, how do we know the right partners to work with?  As there are examples of great partnerships, there are also examples of really bad ones.  How do we know how to navigate this seeming mind field?  How do we know who to work with, who to do business with,  who…

  • Basic Questions To Evaluate Your Friendships.

    Be friends with those who are wise, and you will become wise. Choose fools to be your friends, and you will have trouble. –  Proverbs 13:30 (ERV) Spend some time to evaluate your friendships. Take some time to answer these questions: How did you become friends? Why did you decide to be friends? What do you talk about when you are together? How has the friendship drawn you closer to God? What habits have you learned or picked up from them? What are their values and life principles? How much of your values and principles do they agree with? How do they react when you do not agree with them?…

  • Who Do I Become When I Hang Out With You?

    I never used to pay much attention before. But about a year ago, i had some friends and something happened that made me re-evaluate that friendship. it made me look inwards and take a hard critical look at myself. I discovered i was changing. I was morphing into a character my environment was creating. I was becoming influenced by the words i was hearing, the attitudes of those i was hanging out with and i had over time, put on a cloak of criticism and condemnation. I didn’t like it. so i stepped away. i kept my distance and started to learn how to let God clean me up and…