Category: friendship

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Thursday 4th June 2015

When Friendship Tangles our Heart

Few things can knot up our confidence like the hurt received from another woman. Let's not be tangle-makers.

When Friendship Tangles our Heart By Carey Scott Weeks had gone by and she still hadn’t called. An argument years earlier changed our friendship, moving it from familiar to strained with one unforeseen moment. We rarely disagreed, but this one shook the foundation. Our relationship hasn’t been ...

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Tuesday 14th April 2015

#TellHisStory: When Community is Hard Work

#TellHisStory: When Community is Hard Work

The phone rang. My friend’s last name flashed across the caller ID. When a friend dials that late, you know it’s probably a distress call. “Hello?” I whispered into the phone from the darkened living room. “You OK?” The wobble in her voice betrayed her tear-soaked distress. But I didn’t know ...

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Saturday 11th April 2015

The Secret to Being the Best Kind of Friend

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As a teenager, I logged many hours babysitting kids in our tiny Iowa farming community. Early on in my babysitting “career,” my mom gave me a piece of advice that I’ve not forgotten. Mom told me that after I put the children to bed, I ought to go the extra mile by washing dishes, putting […]

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Monday 2nd March 2015

If You’re Feeling Lonely? This Post is For You.

If You're Feeling Lonely? This Post is For You.

I spent the past weekend with about a hundred Jesus-sisters at a retreat center a few miles south of our farm. We call it The Hill. For three days we hang out in a retreat center, set among the trees. We drive up there — up from our valleys — seeking to set our hinds’ feet on ...

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Monday 23rd February 2015

The Only Way Out

The Only Way Out

Have you ever been stuck in a pit so deep that you didn’t think you’d ever get out? I was stuck in a hole for 15 years. My hole was the shape of doubt. I didn’t believe the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. I was afraid that the whole Bible was a sham. But I […]

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Thursday 12th February 2015

A Letter and Lots of Love to You, Dear Reader

A Letter and Lots of Love to You, Dear Reader

Hey friends, I wish I could reach through the screen to hug you. I know you are there, on the other side of this screen, and I imagine your faces every time I sit here to write to you. Over the years, through blogging, I’ve discovered this: “I’m not the only one.” ...

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Tuesday 27th January 2015

#TellHisStory: Be a Doris

#TellHisStory: Be a Doris

Doris was our pastor’s wife in the early ’80s. When I called her house — often looking for my mom — it was from our old rotary phone in the kitchen. It was the kind of phone with a twirly cord that could stretch the length of a room. She didn’t know who was ...

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Friday 9th January 2015

Four Ways to Bring Better Hospitality into Your Life

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Do you consider yourself a hospitable person? Does hospitality overwhelm you? We’re taking the guess-work and fear out of hospitality over at the Grace Table website today. I’m sharing four ways to bring better hospitality into your life. (I learned them from my 90-year-old friends, ...

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