How to Turn Your Pain into Something Positive | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

How to Turn Your Pain into Something Positive | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Aug 17, 2017

By: Mark Merrill   Can pain ever be good?  That’s a fair question, but mostly an intellectual one to me, until recently.  You see I’ve been blessed with good health and without much physical pain for most of my life.  But a recent injury put me in a season of constant and intense back pain.  For quite a while, I was getting just a few hours of sleep a...

Teaching Your Kids How to Have Hard Conversations | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Teaching Your Kids How to Have Hard Conversations | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Aug 10, 2017

 By: Mark Merrill If we want our kids to become stable, healthy, well-adjusted adults, we need to do a good job when they are young of teaching them to have hard conversations.  It’s hard enough for spouses to do this, so our kids need our help before they leave the nest. The advent of social media and mobile devices has made communication easier but has also...

Should a Christian study philosophy? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Should a Christian study philosophy? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Aug 4, 2017

www.friendshipowasso.com   “Should a Christian study philosophy?”Answer: The word philosophy comes from the Greek word philosophia, which means “love of wisdom.” The study of philosophy is about using rational argument and critical thinking to analyze the way human beings think and know and perceive the world around them—both the physical world...

Three Ways You’re Teaching the Golden Rule Wrong | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Three Ways You’re Teaching the Golden Rule Wrong | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Aug 3, 2017

By:Mark Merrill Everyone has heard the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It’s one of those basic rules that parents tell their kids to follow. But we may be showing our kids something different. Here are three ways that we sometimes misinterpret or misapply the cherished Golden Rule: 1. Do unto others so they will do something...

What is an ACL and Why are some people prone to tearing it? | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

What is an ACL and Why are some people prone to tearing it? | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Aug 2, 2017

  Q: It seems that you can’t read or listen to the sports news without hearing about someone tearing their ACL. What exactly is it, what happens and why is a person so prone to this injury? A: The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is located in the knee, which is a hinge joint. The knee is designed to bend back and forth to allow for smooth and fluid movement....

6 Steps to Control Your Crazy Busy Life | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

6 Steps to Control Your Crazy Busy Life | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Jul 27, 2017

By: Mark Merrill In so many meetings and on phone calls I’ve had recently, I’ll ask the other person, “So, how you doing?” Most of the time I get a similar answer, something like, “Doin’ fine, just crazy busy!” Now some people are stretched to the max through no fault of their own—maybe they are a single parent, or their spouse is sick or some other challenge...