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Galentine Party 2021 Ideas for social distancing fun

Galentine Party 2021 Ideas for social distancing fun

This year we may need to leave behind the donut walls and the heart-shaped charcuterie boards– But, this doesn’t mean Galentine’s get-together is cancelled. On the contrary! This is the year we get to move away from tradition and try something new. Perhaps, you...
How to plan your BEST and last Zoom Galentine’s Party

How to plan your BEST and last Zoom Galentine’s Party

May this be the best and hopefully last Zoom Galentine’s Party you will ever plan! Creating an unforgettable online event needs some extra prep work. You need to know your why before you can plan this event because it is untraditional. Let the purpose of your event...
3 signs you may be in a toxic friendship

3 signs you may be in a toxic friendship

Friendships are never neutral. Either you are experiencing a friendship that fills you up or leaves you empty. Friends either cheer you on or hold you back. They can point you in the right direction or mislead you down a different path. Have you heard the phrase,...
Bailey’s 25 Best Books of 2020

Bailey’s 25 Best Books of 2020

In 2020, I read 145 books–clearly the quarantine did not slow me down. My goal in 2020 was to read all sorts of genres so you are going to see foodie memoirs, thrillers, and sci-fi epics. You’ll also see my favorite Christian nonfiction, romance and...
The necessity of making new friends at any stage of life

The necessity of making new friends at any stage of life

Doesn’t matter what age or what stage of life you are in—you will always need to be practicing the art of making new friends. It may seem that once you have achieved some level of comfortability with a group of people, you will never need to put yourself out there to...
4 Hands-On Resources to help you Love Your Neighbors

4 Hands-On Resources to help you Love Your Neighbors

Here are some of my favorite resources to help me think outside the box, get creative and be encouraged to actually GO and LOVE my neighbors. Even in difficult times, we can still build connection with the people next door. Books on being a good neighbor How to Love...
How to love your neighbor and not be awkward

How to love your neighbor and not be awkward

My son and I were standing on our neighbor’s porch, waiting for her to answer the door after my son had rung the bell one too many times. We were going to rebuild our garage and needed her to sign off on it so there would be no surprises when a construction truck...
How to navigate the shame of losing a friend

How to navigate the shame of losing a friend

Could I have done something differently? What if I would have just kept my mouth shut and not shared my criticisms? Did I do something wrong? Why did she just stop answering my messages? Losing a friend, no matter the circumstance, can bring on feelings of shame. I...
A Friendship Coach in Your Corner

A Friendship Coach in Your Corner

A lot of people struggle to navigate friendship, but you don’t have to. With a Masters in Leadership from Denver Seminary and years of studying/teaching on gospel-centered friendship, I am offering coaching to help you create meaningful and lasting friendship....
How To Love Our Friends In Their Pain–a true story

How To Love Our Friends In Their Pain–a true story

Guest Post by Molly Huffman Growing up in church, I always heard that God loved me. I heard that He would provide for me. I can remember sitting there in the church balcony, tucked under Dad’s arm while Mom sat in the choir loft. I consumed little morsels of the...
Three memorable dinner party ideas post-quarantine

Three memorable dinner party ideas post-quarantine

As our friends and family come out of quarantine, even the simplest thirty-minute conversation on the porch has felt monumental. We usually have a revolving door of friends in our home because my family is full of extroverts and our mission field usually takes place...