All posts tagged: friends

Study: ‘Epidemic of loneliness’

According to a report published by Onward, a think tank based in Britain, over 20% of Brits between the ages of 18 to 34 have either just ‘one or no close friends’.

Are You Human Clutter?

There are times in which we find our lives busy and cluttered. During those times, my desk looks like a bomb went off and my office is so jammed with donations and ministry material that I can barely open the door. While busyness and clutter go hand in hand, there are different kinds of clutter? Some clutter comprises the things we need. It is necessary stuff that just needs to be organized. There is another category of clutter that is stuff we don’t need but want. This stuff needs to be either discarded or put in a place that is not taking up the area of the things we require. The third pile of clutter includes the things we neither want nor need. This stuff just needs to be shovelled into the debris pile and out of the house. As difficult as it is to deal with these categories of clutter, there are even worse types of clutter. Clutter that we almost always avoid dealing with. Human clutter! There are people in our lives that …

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Nicer Than Me?

I’m excited! No, it’s not because the cinnamon buns are just out of the oven! I’m excited because I just had lunch with a friend. The kind of friend who knows how stupid I am and still loves me. Can you imagine that? This guy, who will remain anonymous lest anyone of you tries to steal him from me, is a genuine loving guy. God put us together as friends before we even knew each other. He is so nice that if he had a twin and both arrived at a door at the same time it would turn into a bad knock-knock joke!  “Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “Nobody because they still can’t decide who’s going first!”  “After you.” “No, after you.” It would never end! People actually think I’m nice. Except for my granddaughter, who knows the truth. Being nice is a gift that some of us truly have. Some people who aren’t nice act nice in public. Then they go home and yell at their kids or steal their kid’s candy when they’re …