Do you feel like it’s been a struggle to carry friendships throughout the different seasons of life? Maybe it’s not their fault. Perhaps it’s something in you, something you can fix! In this episode, Kevin is going to talk about three things that every relationship needs and what happens when one of those is missing. Listen now…
Friendship is an enigma wrapped in a riddle.
My friend Bob used to say that about things that were confusing. I don’t really understand it, but I get what it means. It’s a confession… a confessing of complication and confusion. It’s as if you’re saying, “This topic is so convoluted and difficult to understand that we can all have different opinions on it and all be right.”
Understanding friendship is like trying to nail down Jello (that’s another one of my favorite sayings from Bob… he has a lot of them).
Here’s a very simple principle for when things seem convoluted:
When things are confusing, go to the Bible for timeless wisdom.
In January of 2012, my wife and I started working towards planting a new, life-giving church in Albemarle, NC. It was a scary, exciting, and faith-filled journey. We left behind a city we loved living in, friends we loved doing life with, and a church we’d given years to build.
I thought planting a church was all about church.
During that time Christian music in general, and worship music specifically, seemed remarkably inadequate to reflect the complexities of the world that I was learning to navigate. The answers coming from Christian music seemed so sterile and trite. I’m not saying they’re not true, I’m just saying they didn’t fit.
Then came John Mark …