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Friendship

We all make various acquaintances throughout our lives—people who come into our circle for a season and then move on. With some, we’re content to let them go. But with others, we’re not. Once an acquaintance turns into true friendship, we hold on more tightly to that friend. A friend is a favoured companion for whom we feel affection or esteem. Why is a friend favoured? Most likely, it has much to do with how we feel when we’re with him or her. A friend accepts us as we are and is patient with our faults. A friend points out our strengths and rejoices at our successes. A friend’s presence and listening ear fill a void in us and give our lives a sense of validation and greater depth.

Do you have such a friend? Do you know how to be that friend? These resources can help you recognize the need for friendship and develop the attributes that will make you a treasured friend to others.

A friend is always loyal,
and a brother is born to help in time of need.
(Proverbs 17:17 NLT)

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You're the Light

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Matthew 5:14-16
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We are called to be light in this world. You’re the match. You’re the light. You’re the light at school. You’re the light in the classroom. You’re the light on the team. Let it shine. Never underestimate the effect of a smile...courtesy...or help to someone in need.

The Need for Character

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Romans 5:3-5
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Hard times call for two things: Friends and character. If you have gone through hard times in recent days, you know the value of both. Character rests on truth, reinforces a life, and resists the temptation to compromise. Those who’ve impacted our lives the most have been people of character.

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