How to Show Respect to a Friend in Need

A Guest Post & Giveaway by Sarah Beckman

During the five years my best friend Kelley battled cancer, we had an unspoken agreement to walk on Wednesdays.  On the track or treadmill, in the neighborhood or around the lake, at the hospital or at the gym, if it was Wednesday, we walked. In the same years Kelley endured extensive cancer treatments I underwent […]

The Incomparable Gift of Imperfect You

Her question interrupted a perfect evening with the face-slap of reality: “Why do you talk funny?” The blow nearly knocked me over, right there on the cold pavement of a downtown sidewalk. I blinked, stunned. She didn’t mean to offend, of course. She was only four years old. And four-year-old girls are incapable of offense. Simply, […]

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The One Resolution You Need More than All The Others

He bounced into the kitchen with a double dose of his usual enthusiasm and optimism. Good heavens. It was far too early for both. Guess what, Mom!  I couldn’t imagine. His head still sported some impressive bedhead. Seriously impressive. You decided to forego personal grooming? He didn’t find my answer amusing. So I conceded to his little […]

Grace: The Glory of Friendship

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Nothing frees like discovering yourself safe in relationship. For […]