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A year ago I wrote a post entitled, “3 Ways to Maintain a Long Distance Friendship,” which was basically a long distance friendship survival guide. Today, I want to share what to do before your best friend moves to help prepare yourself for the change. This upcoming December, one of my current best friends is going to move 7.5ish hours away. Not exactly a happy situation in my book. This will be my fourth best friend who moves away. So I have more »

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Need cheep date ideas? Suggestions of fun things to do with your friends? Ideas for solo-adventuring? I gotcha covered! :) Where I live in Texas, the weather usually fluctuates between two things: long unbearably hot summers and short but cold winters. The times when we have nice weather outside are few and far between, but when it does feel nice outside I jump on the opportunity to be out of doors as much as possible! Thus, I compiled the following more »

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The other day, my best friend and I visited a jewelry shop in the mall because she wanted to show me the engagement ring her boyfriend and she had picked out when he was in town last week. We scurried to the counter like excited children on Christmas morning, and she grinned as she pointed it out. “That one!” I ooh-ed and ahh-ed at the ring. It was gorgeous. :) As I was driving home, I thought about how weird more »

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Grief consumed me, like a monster gulping down its meal. I sat on my bed, tears streaming down my face. It was a few months after my cousin had suddenly died and I didn’t understand why God would let him die- especially with no warning. I felt alone and mournful, and cried out to God, hoping He would hear me. A moment later, my phone buzzed. I wiped my eyes as I looked down at it. I had a text from more »

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Today Lo from All That Motivates is talking with us about Godly Friendships. Do your friends share your faith? When I look back at the friends that I’ve had through out my life I can tell you right now not all of them were Christians. Some claimed to be, some wore the title but didn’t live the life, and others were very blatant and bold in their choice to not believe or simply not to care. I would never shut more »