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How to become a person who brings people together

How to become a person who brings people together

Many of us are nervous hosts. There are a lot of details to consider when bringing people together for a celebration, a dinner, or “just because” you want to spend time with others. Yet, I think most of our nerves could be settled with one simple truth: Just because...
Ambivalent friendships affect our health—for the worst

Ambivalent friendships affect our health—for the worst

It had been six months since our last coffee date, and I felt a little strange texting her, but I did it anyway. We had history so, isn’t that enough of a foundation to spend time together? Me: Hey, it’s been so long. When can we grab coffee next before your workday?...
When your friend feels “too busy” for you…

When your friend feels “too busy” for you…

…it can really hurt. Wanting to celebrate a friend in a new transition only to be rewarded by her reprioritizing her time with you can feel like a betrayal. Having a friend disconnect by using the excuse of busyness can feel like the beginning of a friendship...
May 2021 Book Favorites for You

May 2021 Book Favorites for You

May 2021 book favorites – I only highlight the best for you 🙂 . You’ll notice a theme of dark mysteries and a fun young adult novel. The Guardians by John Grisham (Mystery/Crime Thriller) This is my first Grisham book, and I will be picking up many more. The...
April 2021 Book Favorites for You

April 2021 Book Favorites for You

Recommending books may be my love language! So, I decided to create a monthly blog that recounts some of my favorite books. My hope is that you will find something you can pick up and get lost in. Here is my April 2021 favorite books recap just for you, my fellow book...
How Women of Faith Find Courage to Serve their Communities

How Women of Faith Find Courage to Serve their Communities

An excerpt from my Rooted in Love Guide: As believers, we have heard this message from the beginning “that we should love one another” (1 Jn. 4:11). Yet, we often use the excuse “I will get around to it later.” I will get around to asking my co-worker to lunch. I will...
6 Steps to Creating Healthy Boundaries in Friendship

6 Steps to Creating Healthy Boundaries in Friendship

What’s the difference between meeting the needs of your friends and being taken advantage of? How do you set boundaries around your capability to host others? When do you need to take a step back in a friendship that feels on the edge of unhealthy? Creating good...
How to walk through a Friendship Breakup

How to walk through a Friendship Breakup

Don’t allow a friendship breakup to catch you off guard. Instead of being surprised—let’s be prepared. Two imperfect people in a relationship breeds conflict and sometimes it gets so big you can’t come back from it. Sometimes boundaries are crossed, and you have to...
Do best friends exist in adulthood?

Do best friends exist in adulthood?

As a young girl on the playground, it was a wise decision to name a best friend—you needed someone you could count on to cheer you on as you brave the monkey bars. It was also very fickle. I remember receiving a note when I was out of school sick for a few days from...
How to keep a promise to pray for a friend and make it fun

How to keep a promise to pray for a friend and make it fun

“Will you pray for me?” my friend asks as we end our phone call. “Of course,” I respond enthusiastically. I want to pray for my friends but there is another side of me that feels a bit inauthentic because I know my prayer life falters. I want to be true to my promise...
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...