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Dates aren’t just for boyfriends and girlfriends. After all, remember the playdates you went on when you were little? Those were great! Getting together with a dear friend and playing pretend. Let’s bring back playdates… only now let’s call them “Best Friend Dates.” Seems more grown up to me. :) Today I want to share four “best friend date” ideas with you. These ideas are targeted for the summer months, but you can adapt them for any time of year. more »

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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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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 »