Picking Yourself Up After a Bad Friendship

Picking Yourself Up After a Bad Friendship

Friendship is weird. There’s some good weird and bad weird and we fall somewhere in the middle. Women will let us down. They will forget the important things and remember the small petty things. They will intentionally or unintentionally leave you out and may tell a...
Did Your Friendship Make a Difference in 2018?

Did Your Friendship Make a Difference in 2018?

You made a difference in your community this year: ✨ You made a new friend. ✨ You travelled long distances to stay connected. ✨ You brought over monster cookies when she called about her bad day. ✨ You started a bible study to go deeper. ✨ You wore matching t-shirts...
Your Community Does Not Define Your Value

Your Community Does Not Define Your Value

I used to be more confident—unshakeable in my identity in Christ. But then life happened, and the power of people’s perceptions felt stronger than God’s. When God said I was loved, I poured all my energy into being someone I felt my community could love. Even though...
Five Ways to Walk with a Friend through Miscarriage

Five Ways to Walk with a Friend through Miscarriage

First published in Thryve Magazine 2017 I never understood the difficulties of having children or the women who struggled through them until my husband and I had our first miscarriage. Then our second. I thought miscarriage was an adult issue that I was way too young...
Holiday Gifts That Give Back Guide 2018

Holiday Gifts That Give Back Guide 2018

This holiday season, purchase with a purpose by giving gifts that give back. Not only do the following companies make incredible products that will charm your family and friends, they also support a variety of different causes. May your gifts inspire cheer and charity...
How to Create an Unforgettable Friendsgiving

How to Create an Unforgettable Friendsgiving

Every year, Thanksgiving becomes more difficult to travel home. Flight prices increase, jobs give fewer vacation days, and I find myself choosing to stay in the city during the holiday (even though this year we do get to go back to my hometown). As the day approaches,...
Creating Friendship Habits for Every Season

Creating Friendship Habits for Every Season

IS IT WEIRD TO HAVE FRIENDSHIP HABITS?! Absolutely not! Brainstorming a rhythm for how we will grow as a friend can help give us vision for where we’d like to see our friendships in a month, a year or five years and setting intentional steps to pursue that vision....
How to Balance Food and Friend Time

How to Balance Food and Friend Time

Food. It’s usually an ingredient to time well spent with friends. But how do we balance the plate of brownies with good boundaries? Do you give yourself a pep talk before you go to an event, telling yourself you won’t eat the pizza and stick to the veggie tray?...