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The Unexpected Gift of McDonald’s

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Over the last several months, I’ve been to McDonald’s more than ever before in my life.

And I’ve never been more grateful for the Golden Arches.

This gratitude is not due to a fervent love (or even appreciation) for McDonald’s particular strand of gourmet food or because of their recent commitment to all white-meat chicken in their nuggets, or even their quality black coffee which I consume with Gilmore-esque enthusiasm.

This newfound love for McDonald’s actually has nothing to do with McDonald’s and everything to do with whom I dine.

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Coffee Break: Meet My Best Friend


Time for a coffee break.

Take your coffee with a side of good reading, why don’t you? In these random coffee break blogs you’ll find some quotes, links to other blogs, or Q&As with other people, starting with this one.

Meet My Best Friend

World, meet Haley. She is my other half, the one with whom I share everything (including a love of writing, Gilmore Girls, Jane Austen, British period films, traveling and queso), and my fellow over-thinker.

Also, today is her 23rd birthday. Eeee! *throws confetti*

She's a beaut.

She’s a beaut.

Is it possible for someone to be your exact opposite but your identical at the same time? Because that’s our friendship to a T.

Haley is a learner, a dreamer, and a doer. She is intelligent and giving and hilarious and wonderful and so worth knowing. Get to know her more in the following Q&A.

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Monday Morning Munch No. 124 – For Your Reading Pleasure


It’s been a little while since we did a smorgasbord blog (check out previous ones here, here and here) so let’s share some link love and get some mutual edification up in this place.

“Sell everything and buy wisdom.” -Proverbs 4:5, MSG
“A wise person knows there is something to be learned from everyone.”
“Knowledge without humility is vanity.” – A.W. Tozer

6 Costs of Real Friendships by Jen Thorn

This. All of it (especially No. 3 and 4). Straight to my heart. Check out a snippet:

Everyone has a dark side. Sin is the great equalizer and our common enemy. Friendship is designed, among other things, for growth in godliness. This means friends help each other identify and fight sin (Eccl. 4:9–12). Doing this requires you knowing their heart and them knowing yours. There must be a willingness to open up our lives and hearts and to let others in. We need to share the good, the bad, and the ugly. Intimacy must be a part of friendship, and it must go both ways.

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When Loneliness Hits


I struggle with vulnerability.

There are a few reasons why that’s the case, but mostly it’s pride and the desire to be seen as better than I really am.

I don’t know who might read this but I’m going to pretend that we’re the oldest and dearest of friends and rip my mask off for you. Even if it hurts.

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Monday Morning Munch No. 117 – C.S. Lewis on Christian Friendship


{my best friend and me} So grateful God strategically put us together five years ago.

“For a Christian there are no chances. A secret Master of Ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples ‘Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you,’ can truly say to every group of Christian friends ‘you have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.’

True friendship is not a reward for our discrimination and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each the beauty of all the others. They are no greater than the beauties of a thousand other men; by friendship God opens our eyes to them. They are, like all beauties, derived from Him, and then, in a good friendship, increased by Him through the friendship itself, so that it is His instrument for creating as well as revealing.

At this feast it is He who has spread the board and it is He who has chosen the guests. It is He, we may dare to hope, who sometimes does, and always should, preside. Let us not reckon without our Host.” -C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves, Friendship

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