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Afton loves to connect with other women over a cup of coffee or tea and talk about the good parts and hard parts of life. She also loves writing about the intersection of faith and friendship and living as a Storm Sister. https://www.amazon.com/Storm-Sisters-...
She writes with other women as part of the Redbud Writers Guild.
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Afton Rorvik I go for a long walk. Something about putting my feet on the pavement seems to shake my words free.
Afton Rorvik I love hearing from readers that my words helped them in a tough situation or challenged them to see life and relationships and God differently.
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I’ve really struggled this summer to know how to write about all that swirls in our world.





For now, I’ve decided to write less and listen and read more. I know I have a lot to learn. So over these summer months, I read some books that friends recommended. Already this reading has led to some fruitful, one-on-one conversations.





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Healing Racial Trauma by Sheila Wise Rowe
“As people of color living in America (and around the world) continue to be impacted by racism and racial trauma, we will need God's grace, stamina, and resilience to stay well.”
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The Business of Friendship by Shasta Nelson
“If we facilitate the connections that humans need during the day (or whenever our employees work), then we can go to sleep at night knowing we're lengthening the lives, boosting the health, reducing the stress, and strengthening the mental health of humanity in general, instead of being the ones blamed for their burnout, exhaustion, and poor health.”
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This book, written by a black woman with a master's degree in counseling, helped me (a white woman) understand the trauma of growing up Black in Boston during the 1960s era of riots and desegregation busing.

Rowe skillfully weaves together the histori
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Should work and friendship mix? Won’t that make us less productive and more distracted?

Author Shasta Nelson asks a different question: “What if friendships at work benefitted all of us?”

Nelson doesn’t advocate the necessity of developing a best fri
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Written in 1987 by a beloved Wheaton College professor, this book looks at friendship through the lens of communication theory. Griffin's engaging voice and use of personal stories make the concepts practical. What a surprise to discover pithy, hilar ...more
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Plantation Jesus by Rick Wilson
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Be the Bridge by LaTasha Morrison
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The Road to Character by David  Brooks
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“When storms come, we naturally want to run. What might happen in your friendship if you learned instead to stay put when storm hit?”
Afton Rorvik, Storm Sisters: Friends Though All Seasons

“Storm Sister--a friend who sticks close when storms hit her friend's life.”
Afton Rorvik, Storm Sisters: Friends Though All Seasons

“Being first to ask for help in a friendship takes courage and humility.”
Afton Rorvik, Storm Sisters: Friends Though All Seasons

“The best friendships do not require that anyone keep the upper hand.”
Alan Loy McGinnis, The Friendship Factor: How to Get Closer to the People You Care for

“I have found that it is the small everyday deed of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love." ~ Gandalf (J. R. R. Tolkein ~ The Hobbit)”
J. R. R. Tolkien

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“I'd like to think that the work of God might be displayed through my introversion, and not in spite of it.”
Adam S. McHugh, Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture

“When I offer hospitality, something amazing happens--so much more than I have anything to do with. An exchange takes place. Our guests bring who they are with them and enlarge our lives in their offerings.”
Janice Peterson, Becoming Gertrude: How Our Friendships Shape Our Faith

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