Being Real, Friendship, Prayer

Be the Friend You Want to Have

I was floating along in the pool on a floatie. She was standing in the shallow end. We were lapping up the sun and enjoying our time together. She dropped her ponytail holder just after she had pulled it out to dip under and let the cool water run through her hair. It sank to the bottom. Three feet down.…

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Friendship

Why it Really Does Take a Village

My phone lights up. Someone has posted to GroupMe again. They are talking about who knows what, but I need to know who is talking about what! The app is simple. You take a group of people you want to talk to, but would rather not text or email, and everyone signs up, and voila, you have an easy and…

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Being Real, Friendship

Fake Grace is No Grace

Let’s be honest, we don’t all get along. We don’t all like each other. We don’t all gel and laugh until our stomachs hurt, and we can’t all be in the tight circles we all want. Some people get on my nerves. Some people say dumb things. Some people just don’t mesh with other people. There is a definite responsibility…

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Friendship

Coffe Dates Will Change Your Life

I sat across from a friend at Starbucks who shared with me the lousy choices she had made the last few months and wanted to really get back with God. We talk and laughed. I think I helped a little bit. I met a gal from Abolition International to talk about what’s going on the world with modern slave and…

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Bible thinkin', Friendship

Pudding Saved Me

There I was, just enjoying a nice conversation with my friend, Deleise, when I said, “Hm, I can tell my blood sugar is getting low because my lips are going numb. Maybe I should get a snack.” Nah! Just keep on talking, Nat. Keep on talking. Whoa! Oh my word, you have never seen someone move faster down a hall…

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Friendship, Health, Prayer

Snot Factory To Blame

For the better part of two weeks, I’ve had the worst sinus/cold/I’m-going-to-die thing going on in my face! It started right before Bible Study nearly two weeks ago and I thought, “Meh, this will be gone by the time I hit the road with my girlfriends to Dallas.” WRONG! That Thursday I stayed in bed and hubs took the girls…

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Family, Friendship

The Front Porch

Just from the title of this post you already have a picture in mind of a front porch, right? Sure you do! They call to us on a warm spring day. We are drawn to front porches that cool us off when it’s an Oklahoma 103 degrees. It’s the same with my front porch. We love that porch in this…

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Family, Friendship

The Floor

The floor is not my favorite place to sit at 6 months pregnant, but let’s focus on the good times…not huge times. The floor is another place where life happens in my house. After the kitchen counter, the floor has been a place for many relationship building moments. Sure, when you’re down there you can see every dust bunny and…

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Family, Friendship

The Kitchen Counter

I have a favorite place in my house,the kitchen counter. Before you go thinking it’s because I like to cook, let me set the record straight. Cooking is just a means to an end. The counter is a means to relationship. I can’t tell you how many hours my husband and I have logged away sitting up on the counter,…

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