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Love One Another: Asking For Help

About a year and a half ago, when I was going through a good deal of personal difficulty, I was extremely blessed to have friends who offered to help me in many ways that I could never repay. A good friend from work helped me sort things out at the office, another dear friend let me stay in her apartment and took care of my two cats, and numerous friends took my frantic calls at four in the morning. I don't know how I could have gotten through that time without help, and I feel extremely humbled by the generosity of those close to me. I'm a person who prefers to do things by myself. Partly, it's the satisfaction of accomplishing something alone....

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Love One Another: At Home With Friends

One of my favorite ways to spend time with friends is to have them over at my place. There's something so comforting to me about having my buddies, my partner, and my fur babies all gathered together in the place where I work and sleep. Having a bunch of friends hang out in my live/work studio sort of reminds me living in the dormitories in college, where people often crammed a dorm room together to hang out and didn't mind sitting on the floor or drinking wine out of mugs. Before friends come over, I often stress out while making sure that everything is clean and that there's enough food for everyone. Last night, two hours before Super Bowl LI, I was busy vacuuming the...

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