Surprise! Did you have to do a double take when you saw that I’d posted a new blog post? Hahaha! Yes, I’ve been MIA for about a year…or more. I think I’m ready to meet you here more often again though. But first let me explain where I’ve been. I’ve been wading in the shallow end…and loving every minute of… Read More
Will You Be There? The Ministry of Your Presence
I specifically told my friend she didn’t need to attend the meeting. I wanted her to know about the meeting, to pray for those involved, to know what I was going through. But I didn’t expect her to be there. After all, she didn’t normally attend this meeting. But when I walked in the crowded room I immediately saw her… Read More
Why Invitations are Both Awkward and Worth It
Do you ever struggle with making friends? I’ve had season in my life when it seemed I couldn’t strike up a friendship if my life depended on it. And I’ve had seasons when I just struggled with how to make friends. For years I lamented the fact that no one ever invited me to lunch or the movies. “No one… Read More
Why Listening Friends are My Favorite Friends
My favorite friends are the ones who listen to me, really listen. Of course, at this point, all of my friends have become excellent listeners out of necessity. For a couple of years there recently I must have spent hundreds of hours sitting across a table from one friend or another pouring out my heart, crying a few tears and… Read More
Are You Asking Too Much from Your Friend?
I’m going to share a story I’ve never told anyone. Trust me, it’s ugly. But there’s a point. Otherwise I’d never in a million years type this out. Once upon a time I had a dear friendship. In fact, miraculously, I still do. But this particular event occurred shortly after we had first become friends. We were still learning how much… Read More
Looking for Another Pea for Your Pod?
Do you have friends…but wish you had different ones? Seriously. Maybe you have friends, but none of them are just, you know, like you. When I was in my late twenties and early thirties I absolutely pined for a close friend around my age. I wanted a gal who would throw diaper bags and snacks for her preschoolers into my… Read More