5 Qualities To Look For In A Close Friend

As many of you know, I am very passionate about friendship. I’m constantly reading books on the topic, searching the Bible for what it says about friendship, looking for ways to grow, and challenging friends to do the same. So much of the Bible focuses on making relationships, connecting with each other, carrying each others … Continue Reading

Lessons Learned: Some friendships don’t last forever, and that doesn’t make them a waste

I am super intentional about my friendships. About learning how to be a better friend. About loving my friends well. About being there for my friends any time they need me. About talking through the hard stuff, forgiving, and going the extra mile for my friends. I am a really good friend. It’s one of … Continue Reading

I Didn’t Know Who My Real Friends Were Until I Went Through Hell

This past year has been one of the hardest years of my life. I had a ton going on emotionally, I went through some unexpected life changes that left me reeling, parenting was beyond challenging, and I felt in over-my-head constantly. During that season I had nothing left to give and I realized something: I … Continue Reading

Fruity Smoothie

This is an easy and delicious fruit smoothie that will give your body all the vitamins it needs to feel energized and refreshed.

When Trusting Others Feels Unsafe

The older I get, the harder it is for me to trust people. It’s hard to trust…really anyone in life. I have many experiences at this point in life telling me things like : It’s not safe…Don’t do it! Stay to yourself…Don’t let people in. Won’t this save you from hurt and pain? Many tears … Continue Reading

The Importance of Having Mom Friendships

The hardest stage to keep close friendships is literally the one we all need it most. Mom friendships are important, while raising children for so many reasons. There are studies on the positive effects of these friendships on mental health. Friendships like these, help us find more joy during one of the most challenging seasons … Continue Reading

How to Tell when It’s Time to End a Friendship

 Proverbs 12:26a “The righteous choose their friends carefully..” Friendship is a blessing in each of our lives.  It is a necessity for living a full and enjoyable life.  We all naturally want to connect with each other and have meaningful relationships.  However, I’ve learned through the years, that not all friendships are healthy to hold … Continue Reading

4 Ways To Strengthen Your Friendships

 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”-Proverbs 17:17 There are many things I’ve been learning about friendship recently. I’m so grateful for these lessons.  God showed me some things I needed to change, and what I shouldn’t allow in my friendships. Friendship is such a blessing … Continue Reading

Why women choose loneliness over real friendship: Embracing our calling

As I get older, I experience more women with major walls up.  I even have my own walls I have developed over the years. When I was in high school friendships were easy.  I would tell my girlfriends everything and bonds seemed to grow deep rather quickly.  It feels like this slowly changes the more … Continue Reading

How I’m letting go of perfection

I just had a birthday last week and there is one new resolution I made for myself and that is to let go of perfection.  I’ve gotten so fed up with myself and, how I’ve been living to be a “perfect” wife, a “perfect” mom, and  a “perfect” friend.  Every day I fail at being … Continue Reading