Write31Days: Day 1, Here’s the Topic!

Friends, it’s October, which means it’s time for the annual Write31Days ! Bloggers all over the world will be taking part in this challenge to write a blog post EVERY day this month on ONE overarching topic. A few weeks ago, I posted a poll on the Be Still Waiting Heart Facebook page, asking what…

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The Top 3 Symptoms of PCOS

Hey girlfriends, you  might have heard that September is PCOS Awareness Month. It’s also the awareness month for gynecological cancer and a few other issues that affect women. Since PCOS is the one affects me personally, I’m here to offer a few thoughts on the topic. I realize it’s the last day of the month,…

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10 Years Since 21

Today’s my 31st birthday. YIKES. Really, I haven’t thought much about it or had many feelings about it…. until, like, yesterday. { Note to self: Thirty-one is too old to still be using “like” as a sentence-filler. Stop it. } Suddenly, in my mind, 31 sounded OLD. Thirty was kind of a bridge, like I…

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The Christmas Preview Box from DaySpring

Hey friends, did you know it’s 95 days until Christmas? It sneaks up on me almost every year, but this year I’ve already bought 2 gifts, so I’m on a roll! How about you? You might know that I’m an affiliate for DaySpring.com, meaning I get to earn a small commission by helping them advertise. This…

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Mandisa Says I’m an Overcomer

I have a playlist on my phone that’s uncreatively titled: “Workout / Cleaning / Motivation.” It’s forty-six of my most upbeat, motivational songs to keep me pumped while I’m cleaning the house or exercising — anything from Lifehouse to Carrie Underwood to Katy Perry. This morning, I decided I needed to step up my workout. See,…

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My Almost First Kiss

He was pretty much my best friend. We worked together, had a mutual friend group, and hung out a lot, which progressed to a closer friendship, texting throughout the days, and late-night chats. I hadn’t seen it, but one of our mutual friends ‘tipped me off’ that he had feelings for me, which kinda freaked…

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Speaking Truth Over My Body

I woke up early and stuck my basal thermometer in my mouth – just like every morning. Two minutes later, my temperature reading was low – just like every morning. If you’re not familiar with basal temperature charting, the basic premise is that body temperature rises when ovulation occurs, and drops again right before menstruation. Many…

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Discovering ‘Self Care’ and What it Means to Me

I’ve disliked the terms self care and self love ever since they became popular buzzwords in the last couple of years. I don’t know where it came from, but suddenly, out of nowhere, the internet was obsessed with this idea of ‘self care.’ A quick Pinterest search gives you: A 30-day self care challenge 50…

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An Invitation (and why I decided to go!)

Ever since the day it was announced over on the Moms in the Making Facebook group, I’ve wanted to go to the first-annual MITM conference. The online support group has been a big encouragement to me, and the conference sounded so great!   When it was announced, the first thing I did was look at…

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What to Ask a Missionary

Working in full time camp ministry, of course our biggest “mission fields” are the 700+ campers who attend each summer, the adults and families who come for retreats, and our college-age summer staff. But in addition to these, we also have opportunity for ministry to those who come to serve with us — short term…

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