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I am passionate in my purpose: encouraging women through speaking and writing. I am the grateful mother of four energetically wonderful boys and wife to one busy, witty man. A bio about me would be incomplete without noting my love for chocolate, girlfriends, books and the beach. All of these...

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  1. Wow! Thank you for this humbling reminder. It is so tempting to try to keep it all together for everyone. Thank you for the reminder that we don’t have to and more importantly it is not what God has called us to.

  2. Wow! I totally understand how you felt because I feel the same way. I have a few friends here at work. But once work is over I have this overwhelming feeling that I don’t have these friends anymore. I have shared my heart with one and she has been really understanding and caring. But no one ever wants to do anything with me outside of work. They all get together for lunch, shopping or just to hang out. I am never a part of anything with them. So I have started withdrawing again and continue struggling with there must be something wrong with me that no one wants to be around me. I am there for everyone else and I listen and just comfort them when they are struggling. I want to have friends outside of work, but I don’t think they want to hang out with me.

    • Keep at it Gina! The enemy wants us to withdrawal. You are a precious gem and I’m praying for you right now.

    • Gina
      You have a friend with me here on this site. I’ll be praying God will bless you with a Christian friend.

      • Gina, what about joining a small group or an adult Sunday School class at church?

    • Prayers for you Gina! May God bring a good covenant friend that will share and do life with you! I understand your feelings and will pray for God to bring that special someone!

  3. I love you friend! Thanks for “keeping it real” with me. This is what touches lives and opens up hearts that would itherwise remain sealed to protect themselves!

  4. What a God-inspired message! You know exactly what to say to encourage women. Thank you, Kris!

  5. “Needing a friend can sometimes mean being a friend.” That’ll preach right there. Thank you so much for sharing your insights. This post blessed me so much today.

  6. Thank you for your honesty! We need to take the mask off and quit pretending life is perfect all the time! I have a good “covenant” friend with whom I share everything! She and I talk a few times a week, laughing and crying over life with aging parents. I also have a good friend at work with whom I share life!
    We understand each other as we’re in the same spot with aging parents. I took her on a women’s retreat last weekend (5/15-5/16). I knew she needed to get away from her hectic life and recharge! I believe that God has called us to Community-not aloneness! We need friends to help us through these trials!
    Blessings to you! I pray God will heal you!

    • Thank you Beth. God has brought amazing healing.
      Happy you have a heart friend to do life with.
      Blessings.