As I write today, I find myself continuously glancing at my calendar. I’m just over four weeks out from my due date with this baby girl. Isn’t that wild?! It has [mostly] flown by and my husband and I could not be more excited to see her face and welcome her into our family.
This weekend, my family will be coming to town and some dear friends will be throwing me a baby shower. I can’t wait to celebrate this little girl’s life while so many of my favorite people gather in one room all at the same time! That’s the good stuff of life.
With that being said, this week I’m busy preparing for visitors (family is coming!), Easter (I work at a church!), and the baby (4 weeks! 4 weeks!). As far as my writing goes, I’m excited to share with you two new pieces recently published at iBelieve. I’ll include some teasers below, along with a link to the full article. As always, thank you for being with me from wherever you are!
Why Is it So Hard to Make Friends?
Growing up, I loved going to the park. You could find me swinging, flipping around the monkey bars, or playing a game of Tag with the other kids on the playground. Leaving was always the hardest part; it felt like I was saying goodbye to a group of close-knit relatives, not just a few kids I had met twenty minutes earlier. We’d promise to meet the next day—same place, same time—to continue our burgeoning friendship. Oftentimes, I’d never see those kids again. Sometimes, however, our playground meet-ups actually did develop into significant friendships.
Now, several decades later, making friends looks different for me. It’s not a typical afternoon activity like it once was. In fact, making friends can be painfully difficult. Having relocated a number of times, I know how overwhelming it can be to step out and make new friends. It’s not as simple as an enthusiastic trip to the park. Why is that?
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8 Reasons Why a Boring Marriage is Beautiful
You’ve heard it before—the slow and painful whine of a bored child. From an early age, we work really hard to avoid boredom. It is, after all, the worst-case scenario for an active kid on a sunny day. As we get older, we find that boredom isn’t stumbled upon quite so frequently and, when it is, we might see it as being marked with a red flag.
What about a boring marriage? If we’re in a boring marriage, the how-to’s and quick tips come quickly in an effort to shake things up. But is it really a sign of a problem? Should we be worried if we think our marriage is boring?
Maybe boring marriages aren’t such a bad thing. Maybe a boring marriage is the sign of a beautiful marriage. Here are 8 reasons you might not have considered for why a boring marriage is beautiful.
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