Chelsea Crockett

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He’s Closer Than We Know

Too many people see God as a distant voice or someone they hear about in church every Sunday. They think of Him as someone to go to in times of…

Too many people see God as a distant voice or someone they hear about in church every Sunday. They think of Him as someone to go to in times of need or pain.

There are so many different verses in the Bible that give us more and more hints as to who God really is. From these, we know He is loving, patient, merciful, forgiving, all-knowing, and so many other things.

One of the main things the Bible describes Him as is our father. Matthew 23:9 says, “…for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.” He cares for us endlessly and is the perfect example of how a father should be.

The Bible also describes Him as our friend:

John 15:13-15 says, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends…”

Although these are the words of Jesus, God is the same. We can draw close to him and become a true friend of God!

So, how can we make God our best friend?

Talk to him.

When you have exciting news, sudden problems, or an urgent need, talk to him.

You don’t get closer to someone by just interacting with them when it’s convenient for you or solely when you feel like it. Every good relationship requires a conscious effort to communicate and make time for each other.

When we stand at the gates of heaven, we want God to know us. Not just recognize us, but really know who we are and every little detail about our lives.

Think of it this way: Consider one of your best friends. Do you talk to them every day? Or only when you need something? Do you make an effort to learn more about their life and spend time with them? Or just use them to be a listening ear?

This is a perfect example of how we should be with God! If we truly think of him as our provider, creator, and father, then we should want to be close to him!

He’s not this big scary far-away voice. He’s here and he wants to be there for you.

Psalm 145:18 says, “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”

If we seek him, he will draw near.  People try to make a relationship with God so complicated, but it’s as simple as drawing near and building a relationship with Him!

All it takes as an intentional first step to do so. Wherever you are reading this, take 5 minutes to talk to God. It’s an easy start but it’s the beginning of an even closer walk with God than you could imagine!

Draw near to Him and watch an amazing relationship come from it.

– Chelsea

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5 Types of Friends Every Girl Needs

My girlfriends are the people that hold me together.  They’re the people I run to when I’m having a good day, a bad day, or just want to kick back…

My girlfriends are the people that hold me together.  They’re the people I run to when I’m having a good day, a bad day, or just want to kick back and binge watch One Tree Hill with.  Although all of my BFF’s have a lot of things in common, they’re also extremely different, too!  Here are 5 types of friends every girl needs!

  1. The Best Friend.  Every girl needs that friend that is their go-to for everything.Chelsea Crockett - Best Friend  If all else fails, you know you have that one best friend that will always, always be there for you in any situation.  This friend is so important!
  2. The Mom Friend.  This friend is someone who won’t hesitate to correct you if you’re wrong.  She’ll make sure to take care of you when you need it, but to also help steer you down the right path.  (She also gives the best advice!)
  3. The Fun Friend.  Having a fun, adventurous friend that’s always down for anything and everything is the perfect person to pull you out of your comfort zone.  Maybe this friend will convince you to go skydiving or on that rollercoaster you’ve always chickened out of.  Let her tag you along on her crazy adventurous!
  4. The Sister Friend.  This friend is the one you go to for all your advice.  She’s the one who will sit and listen to you at any hour of the night!
  5. The Stick-Up-For-You Friend.  We all need that friend that will stick up for us when we can’t defend ourselves.  You know this friend will have your back in any situation!

Which friend is which in your own girl squad?  I know each type of friend is a good one to keep around! 🙂

XOXO, Chelsea

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How to Be the Best Third Wheel

Have you ever found yourself in a room full of couples? Are all of your best friends getting into relationships? This tends to be a trend in high school and…

Have you ever found yourself in a room full of couples? Are all of your best friends getting into relationships? This tends to be a trend in high school and college, but don’t fret! It is possible to enjoy third wheeling and it can even be fun! Embrace the situation you’re in and become the best third wheel you can be!

A third wheel means hanging out with your BFF and their boyfriend or girlfriend. While most may seem uncomfortable, you’ve got to look on the bright side! Since your BFF now has a partner, you’ve just gained another friend yourself. It’s like the song says, “Two is better than one!” It’s also a good idea to take note of your friend’s relationship. You can learn the DO’s and DON’Ts of a relationship just by hanging out with them! This way, when it’s your turn to get in a relationship, you’ll know what and what not to do! This can save you from a lot of arguments!

There are a few scenarios to take note of before you third wheel. Avoid romantic dinner dates! If you’re going to tag along on a dinner, go somewhere casual and fun; the more people, the better. It’s also important to know when to dip out. If you feel like your friends want some alone time or you’ve been with them too much, just casually leave! Don’t make it awkward, just come up with something. There’s always a time and a place for this situation.

All in all, being a third wheel isn’t that bad!! Embrace your situation. When the right time comes, you’ll be the one in a relationship.

XOXO,

            Chelsea  

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Find Your True Friends!

Whether you’re in elementary school, middle school, high school, or even college, finding true friends can be tough.  Of course you’re constantly surrounded by “friends” at school, but picking out…

Whether you’re in elementary school, middle school, high school, or even college, finding true friends can be tough.  Of course you’re constantly surrounded by “friends” at school, but picking out the best of the batch can be tricky sometimes.  It’s easy to overlook certain traits and assume one is a good friend, but overtime a true friend will start to stand out.Chelsea Crockett- true friendship

Look at your group of friends.  Can you relate to everyone in the group?  Does anyone judge you?  Can you be open with them?  Do they share the same beliefs as you?  It’s important to focus on these topics when associating yourself with people.  If your friend doesn’t build you up, stand up for you, understand you and your beliefs, and make you laugh, then they are not a true friend.  The people you hang out with reflect onto you.  Make sure you hang out with people that you are proud to be seen with.  Once you weed out the negative friends in your life, you will be left with only true friends; and those are the best to be around!!

I love you Insiders!

Chelsea

 

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Best Friend Date Ideas

We all have that one girlfriend that we just cannot live without. She’s the peanut to your jelly and the milk to your Oreo. She just “gets” you, plain and…

We all have that one girlfriend that we just cannot live without. She’s the peanut to your jelly and the milk to your Oreo. She just “gets” you, plain and simple. Whether you are a workin’ woman or nose deep in geometry homework, you should always make time for your BFF. How can you show her you love her? By taking her on a date, of course! Dates aren’t just for you and your boy toy, they are for your bestie, too! Here are some handy date ideas for you and your BFF:

 

  1. Bestie photo shoot: get a bunch of props together, dress up, do each other’s makeup, and have a blast! You can do your photo shoot anywhere, from your basement to the park!
  2. Make a best friend bucket list: come up with things that you are dying to do with each other. It can be anything from vacationing in Hawaii to skydiving! Be creative!tumblr_mke18jzIAK1s33l0qo1_500
  3. Cook each other dinner: take turns cooking each other your favorite meal. Why YOUR favorite meal? So they can learn more about what YOU love, even if it is just your favorite dish!

 

Next time you feel like spoiling your sister from another mister, take her out on a date! Treat her right, and get her home before curfew. 😉

 

XOXO, Chels

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The Benefits of Having Close Guy Friends

 It’s time to beat down the rumors once and for all; you CAN have a guy best friend without liking them or starting a relationship with them.  I promise it’s…

 It’s time to beat down the rumors once and for all; you CAN have a guy best friend without liking them or starting a relationship with them.  I promise it’s possible and it’s a wonderful thing!  There really is something to be said about a girl who has a lot of guy friends.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love my girlfriends, but having close guy friends is completely different.  Actually, having a guy best friend, or a few, is one of the greatest friendships there is!

            Hanging out with a group of guys involves zero drama.  Boys fight and move on.  They usually don’t hold grudges and are just looking for a good time with their buddies.  They also don’t care about all the gossip circulating in your school.  If you’re looking for someone to talk to about your guy problems, they’re the perfect source!  They know how guys think and can tell you exactly what you should do.  It’s also easy to bring out your tom-boy side around them, whether it’s playing video games or a game of one on one basketball.  They’ll always be up for the challenge!  Unlike girls, guys don’t care about what people think about them and they won’t care what others think about you.  It’s easy to show up to their place in sweats and no makeup.  There is never any judging involved when you hang around guys.

Having a good balance between your girl and guy friends is key.  Both groups are completely different and each has their own amazing benefits.  Don’t be afraid to develop a friendship with a guy.  It may turn out to be one of your closet friendships yet!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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