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Rejoice with Me

And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ Luke 15: 9, ESV Friendships are made through a collection of moments. Maybe initially there is the spark of common interest, or an…

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“…because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:5-6, ESV). The friendships I talked about in last week’s…

Week 1: Fangirl/boy Your Friends

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“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you” (Philippians 1:3, ESV) I want to start this blog series with gratitude. In the planning phase, I was thinking about all my friends, all the hard things and the amazing things, and I am so grateful. I have been surrounded…

The Art of Friendship: Intro

I hope you enjoyed reading the “Things I Didn’t Learn in Youth Group” series as much as I loved writing it. Next week, we will pivot to a new blog series on a topic close to my heart that is uniquely crucial for singles… Friendship! You might have noticed that…

Week 4: Saving Myself

When I was seventeen, the guy I was dating got me a promise ring. It said “True Love Waits,” and it came with a little card that I signed, committing to stay a virgin until I was married. Two years later, I dramatically hurled the ring into Taylor’s Creek in…

Week 2: Bar Etiquette

I like to write in bars, mainly because I am most productive between the hours of 9pm and 1am. (Point of clarification: I do this twice a week at most. One: it’s expensive, two: all of the empty calories, three: I like my liver functional) If I go on a weekday, I am…

Friendly or Flirting?

Monday night, I co-hosted a happy hour fundraiser at the restaurant where I used to work. The proceeds were to help fund a friend’s mission trip to India. The bar area was packed with friends of friends and mutual acquaintances. As a host, I went around and talked to anyone…

Nobody Likes a Know-It-All

I have to admit that I am having trouble with these blog posts, and by extension, my articles, essays, stories, and book. I like to explain things and make connections between life experiences and faith and the Bible and stories. I like to fit things together like the puzzles that…

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The Necessity of Receiving Generously I grew up in the South and have been schooled in generous hospitality. We Safrits believe in going above and beyond, then above and beyond again. Whenever my friends stayed over, from elementary through graduate school, my parents insisted on treating them to meals. When…

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