GIVEAWAY ALERT: You can win the book Together Is a Beautiful Place by this week’s podcast guest. Keep reading to find out how!
Let’s face it … the older we get, the less we find ourselves spending time with good friends. Or maybe within our friendships, we’ve become frustrated with the shallow, draining conversations that barely scratch the surface.
Or, most painful of all, we’ve been rejected by a friend and feel like no one wants us.
Studies have shown that the health benefits of friendship include a stronger immune system, faster recovery time from illness, lower anxiety levels, and an increase in your generosity. We all need some of that, right?
Did you know that a lack of close friendships may be hazardous to your health?
On February 18th, my whole world changed. My hero dad closed his eyes to this world and opened them to heaven.
I had no idea grief felt so much like fatigue. I didn’t know it would make me feel hollow. My brain knew what death was, but my heart was unaware that death was such a tearing—and an emptying.
Even though it’s been a few weeks, I am still stupefied by the fog I am walking through. It just feels thick and like life should be in slow motion.
Today I’m welcoming my friend, Wendy Blight, to have coffee with us and share from her new Bible study on 1 John, I Am Loved: Walking in the Fullness of God’s Love. Plus, she’s giving away a copy to one of you wonderful women below! See why I love her? You will too, sister, so get ready, get set, and let’s go … let’s learn how to live loved.
In 1 John 3:16, John tells us to love one another.
Easy to say, but, oh, so hard to do.
Yet God clearly calls us to this. Why?
Because God knows there are people in this world who’ll never walk through the doors of a church, join a neighborhood Bible study, or attend a Christian conference. But, they will encounter His people, women like you and me. And through us, they’ll experience God’s love. His beautiful, pure, unconditional love.
As a kid, the last thing you want to hear is, “You’re a copy cat!”
We all want to think we are one of a kind, an original! I have often wondered where in the world that phrase even came from anyway. I mean, have you ever known a cat who copied?! Have you even known of a finicky feline who cared enough about another human or animal to even notice them, much less, imitate them?! Cats are the most independent, “don’t tell me what to do,” “I don’t need you,” “leave me alone please,” creatures I know!