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God and girlfriends. Does He really care about that? I think He does. In John 13:34 Jesus instructed his disciples to love each other. You see, he knew something that the disciples just hadn’t grasped yet, though he had told them over and over again.
He wouldn’t always physically be with them, and hard times were ahead. So friendship — true friendship — would be a necessity.
You and I have our faith. We have our family. But true friendship can be another gift in that paradigm. Of laughter. Of rest. Of encouragement. [Fill in the blank, because it offers so much.]
But the reality is that things get in the way. We want to do it. We need it. But what gets in the way. . . and what can we do about it?
1. We forget the art of self nurturing
We tackled this topic on Moms Together some time back. Many moms said they struggled because of time, or busyness, or felt like they were juggling too much at one time, but a couple of beautiful moms said, “I feel guilty when I take time for myself”.
If you are nurturing everyone else, pouring out daily, and never filling back up, it’s not a gift to you or your family. At some point you become depleted. [Read more…]