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Are You Open Enough?

Are You Open Enough?

Most of us have probably participated in a women’s bible study at some point in our lives. I’m a pretty big fan of them. I always find it interesting to think about the difference in tone between the first and last night of the study. Usually, the group has more to talk about since they’ve become more acquainted so there’s a lot more laughter and chattiness. But I’ve often left a group pondering if it was possible to go deeper in our conversations. I’ve been frustrated with how easily I fall prey to “small talk” and forget to really seek out the hearts of the ladies I just spent a couple hours with. I wonder if the reason we are so prone to shallow conversation might be due to our lack of openness. Could it be that we find it difficult to be honest and open because we spend the majority of our time being closed off??…

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Are You Needy Enough?

Are You Needy Enough?

I attended a wedding recently where I had a chance to catch up with some dear friends. As one of them was headed out the door, she hugged me goodbye and said to my husband, “Take care of her. She’s needy.” She claimed she was joking but I think she just knows me well. Pray for my husband. Poor guy.

I really can be annoyingly needy and it’s something the Lord is graciously growing me in. But this got me thinking…is there any way in which being, “needy” or being aware of and admitting our need, is considered a good thing?

A Needy People

When you look up the definition of needy, you’ll find it’s main meaning is someone who is, “lacking the necessities of life” or, “very poor”. In our culture though, we tend to use the word’s alternative meaning. Typically, we describe that kind of person as someone who asks much of us or is high maintenance.…

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