Category Archives: Friendship

Tearing down walls

For as long as I can remember, I’ve hidden behind walls constructed for the sole purpose of protecting myself from hurts, both real and imagined.  My walls, I’m coming to understand, are made from very specific types of materials:  Anger. … Continue reading

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Learning to sail

I was talking with a friend about an opportunity I’d had recently, when she made a statement that made me feel a bit like a child being corrected (not because her statement was corrective, but because I thought she was … Continue reading

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Love covers a multitude of sins

Lately, I’ve been asking myself how I can be more loving toward certain people in my life.  It seems there is always that one friend, that one relative, that one person in my life that I just cannot get along … Continue reading

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Not just words

Not long ago, I witnessed a beautiful exchange on facebook.  Two women were having a disagreement about something and the way my friend handled the argument was beautiful.  Kind and full of grace, she managed to present her opinion without … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Comparison

. “You need to watch your sister, she’s better at it than you.” I watched my daughters face fall and instantly regretted my words. I tried to make up for it, explaining that she wasn’t bad, and gave examples of … Continue reading

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Link: Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help

I read a wonderful article today that I wanted to share… Desperate Housewives–No Laughing Matter: Why Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help I used to joke all the time about the Proverbs 31 woman.  I used to say, … Continue reading

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Saying (doing) what we SHOULD

It didn’t take me long to realize that in all the venting I did in Thursday’s blog post, I spent a lot of time talking about what shouldn’t be done, as opposed to what should be.  That really isn’t the … Continue reading

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