This blog probably falls under the category of “Duh!” Just this month, a Canadian journal released data from a study of more than 5,000 people on the topic of Friendship.

Two notable conclusions from the study emerged:

1)    The number of “real friends” a person has is positively correlated to a person’s happiness.

2)    The size of a person’s “online network” is largely uncorrelated to a person’s happiness.

In other words, having ‘real friends’ makes you much happier than having ‘fake’ or online friends.  I told you this one fell under the “Duh” category.  Also, studies continue to show that those who attend church have more friends and are happier than those who do not.

After all, the Apostle Paul told the church to “…encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”(1 Thessalonians 5:11)

Maybe you used to attend church but have gotten out of the habit.  Maybe you have never been a church-attender.  It is never to late to start. I would like to invite you to join us at Cottonwood Creek on Sunday mornings at 9:30a or 11:00a.  Or you can listen LIVE each Sunday online at

We hope you will join us so we can build you up!

See you in church on Sunday and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D