Summertime is usually spent soaking up the sun and unwinding. Isn’t it the best feeling to disconnect and recharge? I’ve got to admit that sometimes as I disconnect, I can forget to connect on a spiritual level. That’s why this summer devotional was created.
The beautiful truth is that summer was God’s way of showing us how bright and wonderful His Glory will be once we see Him face to face. Summer is a glimpse of the no pain, no tears, no hardship eternity we will experience.
And this devotional will help you take notice of that truth. This devotional is meant to add intentionality to your summer. It’s meant to help you connect with God when you’re on the go or on taking it slow. It’s meant to encourage you to experience God’s love. And it asks questions that will deepens and expands your faith.
The best part is that it is very affordable (just 10 bucks) and comes with four 8×10” prints you can frame in your home.
Galentine’s day is about appreciating all the types of friendships we have. Having a significant other is amazing (I can’t live without my hubby), but sometimes guys just can’t be there for us the way a girlfriend can. Our girls–they get us. And they fill up a part of our hearts that a guy simply can’t. #realtalk
It’s important to cultivate those relationships. And to make the effort (even if we feel corny) to express appreciation. Going out of our way to show our girls the important role they play in our lives builds our relationships and encourages a spirit of celebration.
So if you’re getting ready for Galentine’s Day, here are a few ideas and gifts to celebrate your gals:
Write a letter to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while Yeah, this can be super awkward. Probably will make you feel uncomfortable. But let’s not assume that our friend is out to get us or is neglecting us on purpose. Let’s reach out, let’s take the first step. Maybe they need to be reminded that their friendship matters.
Send a new friend a small gift or snail mail This is a challenge for me! But seriously, what do we have to lose? It can be extremely vulnerable to take a step to build a deeper connection with new friends. You have to do the work! Sending a small gift is the perfect way to show you care and you want to connect more. Simple and understated gifts like a little makeup bag or earrings are good gifts for a new friend.
Give your closest, ride or die gals a customized gift Those gals you can count on, the ones that really get you, the ones that celebrate your achievements, the ones that like allllll your posts, and the ones that get your humor. Those gals deserve to know how they make your life better. It goes such a long way. And even though these type of friends don’t expect a “thank you” or anything in return, they deserve encouragement and appreciation.
I have to admit I’m the worse at making new friends. Once I have a solid group of friends, I just don’t feel the need for more (that’s so selfish and self-absorbed. I’m working on it, guys). But moving to a new city has taught me that there are always people God wants to use to expand your life. Our motto should be, “There’s always room for more”, instead of “I don’t need the extra drama”. This Galentine’s Day is the perfect time to water those new found friendships by giving them a small gift as a gesture of your appreciation.
Nothing says I care like a handwritten note. And Galentine’s Day is the perfect time to send the gals in your life a note letting them know you care. It’s a good time to reach out to those friends you miss and haven’t heard from in a while. Snail mail shows you went the extra mile. You never know what a little letter can do to make someone’s day or make your relationship stronger.