This weekend, I met up with two of my best friends, and had a maternity shoot. Two of us are pregnant, and the other is an amazing photo artist. I love the photos she captured, and I cannot wait until she has them finished for us. Pregnancy is such an amazing time to share with … Continue reading Maternity Pictures, Comparisons, & 7 Bible Verses for My Pregnancy
I recently shared about the importance of friendship as adults. I wanted to take the opportunity to break it down even further. I think sometimes, we feel the need to be an island. Especially us women. We are woman, hear us roar... after all. Also, it can get difficult to connect when we hear so many … Continue reading Find Your Tribe: 7 Reasons We Need Authentic Friendship
Confession: when I first moved to the Tulsa area, I was extremely lonely. It was the first time in my life when I lived completely away from any friends, family, or social structure. And, as much as I loved my then fiancé now husband, he simply wasn’t enough. I needed friends, and socialization. Even just … Continue reading Genuine Friendships in Adulthood
Recently, I wrote about how relationships reflect us. If we are paying attention to this reflection, we can learn some things about ourselves. Perhaps we learn how wonderful we are to others, even if we don't see it. Perhaps we see that maybe we have an area of weakness we need to work on. Perhaps … Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned About Me from Relationships
Relationships take work. Hard work. It almost doesn't matter what kind of relationship: friendship, romantic, parent-child, co-workers. Each of these relationships involve work. Though, maybe none so much as those of the family. And, this is especially true of Romantic-spousal relationships. Through the years, I have read a ton of books/articles on relationships. Dating to … Continue reading Books to Read: Relationship Edition
"You look tired." Honestly, it's unfortunate the number of times this has been said to me in the past 6 weeks or so... Those around me aren't intending to be rude or anything like that. But, it's shocking to hear over and over. See, relationships are reflections for us. They show us what's going on … Continue reading Relationships Reflect
I missed a day already... It's ok, though, I press on. It's been kind of a rough week, but it has given me a chance to strengthen relationships with others around me. When God created people in the garden long ago & said we weren't meant to be alone, it wasn't just about romantic relationships. … Continue reading Reflecting Him
In single life, you don't have to let anyone in. You don't have to be vulnerable and wonder if they can/want to handle it. There is always fear in vulnerability.
But, here's the thing - we don't have to know the whole story if God is moving us to action. Our only responsibility is to act.
If I truly have a desire to belong, I know that I have to put in the work...