Pain or Vision?

“Without a vision from God, people perish” (Proverbs 29:18, paraphrase). We say that we want to make changes. For instance, probably you’d like to de-clutter and get more organized or lose weight. Or maybe you think you need to get help with your depression, improve your marriage or a friendship, or grow spiritually. Sadly, most…

Deep-Spirited Friendships

“Love each other, be deep-spirited friends” (Philippians 2:1, MSG). Most Christians I know have been in small group Bible studies or small group support groups (both of which are valuable), but few have been in an apprentice to Jesus group. What’s the difference? Let me illustrate by telling you about a small group that Kristi…