Mythbusters: 5 Misconceptions about Small Groups

4 Things Not To Say To A Friend Who Is Suffering

Bob Martin Suffering surprises us. Our mother is suddenly taken to the hospital. We go through a break-up. Our husband has open-heart surgery. Each person in our group will go through a valley. But here are four things not to say to a friend who is suffering. 1. Don’t...
Mythbusters: 5 Misconceptions about Small Groups

Borrowing Other People’s Words to Pray

Bob Martin I often struggle with prayer. I feel empty-headed, and I revert back to simple words and phrases that I’ve used again-and-again to speak to God. Fortunately, I have found three places where I can borrow others’ words to help me pray. 1. Book of Common...