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Some friendships can shake our world because we realize their motives were not pure. Even King David encountered false friendships like this in the Old Testament. He writes, “It is not an enemy who taunts me, I could bear that… Instead, it is you—my equal, my companion and close friend. What good fellowship we once enjoyed as we walked together to the house of God… His words are as smooth as butter, but war was in his heart.” Psalm 55:12-14, 21, NLT. I have experienced the unfortunate displeasure of having a friend pulverize my confidence. In the beginning of this particular friendship…

Focus Verse: “Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands”   (Proverbs 14:1 KJV). Busy hands and a caring heart are a description of how most women live their daily lives. Some hands are busy caring for children. Other hands are busy caring for adult parents and some hands are caring for both children and adult parents at the same time. These are challenges women face today. The Proverbs 31 description of a virtuous woman defines the characteristics and attitudes of a Christian woman in her home as she is engaged in the multitasking…

Once upon a time, a long, long, time ago there was a King and Queen who ruled over a distant land. Each day the queen would ask a magic mirror, “Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all?” One morning, her magic mirror replied, “You, my queen, are fair; it’s true, but Snow White is even fairer than you.” Rage filled the Queen’s heart and she conspired to kill Snow White on account of her beauty. Image and beauty governed this Queen’s life and it led to her demise. This fairy tale explains the realistic struggles of a…