Tag Archives: friends

The Space Between

I had a friend over who I hadn't seen for awhile. After a light lunch, her eyes welled with tears and she shared that she had recently had a miscarriage. I listened. I prayed. Hugged. And she had to run. … Continue reading

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Building Family Memories

In this season of Thanksgiving, I want to testify that I am exceedingly grateful for family, as I am sure you are as well. Children are not guaranteed, and in a culture that often finds children a burden, I count … Continue reading

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Out and About

Once every nine years or so your best friend calls you up and says, "Want to go on a road trip for a week?" As you may recall, I don't like taking vacations. But the chance to a spend some … Continue reading

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A Good Friend

What does a good friend look like? For me, it looks like time spent together. It looks like flexibility, calling an hour before I'd like to meet. It looks like conversations ranging from what's for dinner, to the study of … Continue reading

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Life's Top 5 Regrets and How Not to Have Them

I wish I hadn't worked so hard. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. I wish I had let myself be happier. I wish I'd had the courage to express my true self. I wish I'd lived … Continue reading

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Confessions of an extroverted homeschooler

Hello, my name is Jonelle and I'm an extrovert trying to homeschool. The girls I spend my day with. The past month has been very telling for me. With the holidays arriving one after another, normal events have been cancelled … Continue reading

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How will my kids meet children their age if I homeschool?

How do you make sure your son or daughter gets enough time with children his or her own age? Interacting with peers is a wonderful thing, but this fear of isolation drives much of the concern about socialization in homeschooling. … Continue reading

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