Heart Sisters Come From Right Friendships

Pursuing What Is Excellent Heart Sisters Come From Right Friendships

 

 

Heart Sisters Book Cover

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Heart Sisters: Be the Friend You Want to Have
by Natalie Chambers Snapp

The truth of the matter is we need other women in our tribe. We need to lean on one another and hold
each other up when it feels like we can’t walk.
We need someone to lovingly tell us we should
apologize to our spouses when we’re in the wrong.
We need someone to speak up if the 
dark brown lipstick makes us look like a corpse.
Simply put, God knew we would need all kinds of relationships to fulfill the desire He placed in each of our hearts to live in community.”

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We love friendship when it’s easy and life-giving.

But let’s face it. It can also be tricky and hard.

In Heart Sister, Natalie explores many different facets of sisters of the heart.

She walked me through the fun stuff of recognizing my Inner, Middle, and Outer Heart Friends; those that walk closely with me in life through all or just a few seasons of life.

It prompted me to message a sister that I realized is a true Heart Sister and tell her so.

Natalie also walked me through the yucky of the ugliness in some friendships; how to reconcile or just let it go after doing my part without reciprocation.
I enjoyed reading about setting boundaries in my life and time.
Putting margin in our lives for the things that’s most important is vital. We can’t give our best to our family if we don’t.

Since online friendship and community make up a large part of having heart sisters, I wanted to key in on those relationships also.
I love my online sisters!
They’ve been there during some of my hardest of hard times of life. I could feel the power of their prayer and sincerity of their words.
We’ve also been knitted into each other’s family’s lives; sending “thinking of you” notes, gifts for my grandbaby and other wonderful trinkets.
God has blessed me in that area and I’m so grateful.

I had to get honest with them and myself when I say that I need face to face, shoulder to shoulder, “go-shopping-with-me” friendships.

It has taken my family moving to another city and becoming a part of a most fabulous church to gain such Heart Sisters.
I’m winning!

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In this world that we live in, if we allow ourselves to be open to friendship, we’ll develop great ones…or maybe not.
I think that Heart Sisters is a good tool to help on a case-by-case basis.
Heart Sisters covers the topics of:

  • Overcoming your fear of being hurt by other women
  • Examining issues so you can work your way through conflicts
  • Recognizing when it’s time to establish healthy – and holy – boundaries
  • Getting right with God so you can get right with others.
  • Discovering the secret to authentic friendships

Discussion questions are also available to help go deeper in thought.

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With Sword and Coffee,
Kela

*I received the book, Heart Sisters from Abingdon Press at no cost for an honest review in exchange. All thoughts about this book are my own.

About Kela

I'm Kela! I am a Daddy's (Abba Father) girl, wife, mom, and grandma. I'm also an educator, writer, singer, Bible study leader, and mentor. I'm a Southern girl that drinks coffee even in the heat of Summer. My passion is encouraging others in their faith.

  • Shanen

    A wonderful friend, Courtny. I have met at a soccer game. A bond instantly of the heart pulled together by the Lord.

  • I have a heart sister who always brings to me a sense of what God is doing in my life. She will tell me what she is praying for me and it is exactly what is needed at the time. I love it when a heart sister is so well-connected to the Spirit that she instinctively knows how to encourage me toward the things of God in the situations of life. She isn’t afraid of the trials or tribulations and believes right along with me that our God is way ahead of our stuff!

  • Caryl Kane

    I am so grateful for my heart sister! She is an awesome prayer warrior. She speaks the truth to me in love. She is kind and gracious. I am honored to run this race of life with her.

  • ARWiley

    This is so timely for me. So grateful to Natalie for writing it.

  • Sounds like an awesome book that I need as I look at the fact I don’t have many heart sisters in real life. I do have some online heart sisters that I value dearly but it’s not the same and my heart longs for community and at the same time I am afraid as in the past it has not been an easy thing for me.