Purpose {longings of a girl’s heart}

 “Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.” -Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life Aren’t we all searching for that elusive purpose all the time? Searching for meaning in our lives, the reason we’re here, the big picture? We ask, “What is…

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To Be Worth the Wait {longings of a girl’s heart}

Back in the late 90’s when Rebecca St. James was one of the popular Christian rock artists, she had a song called “Wait for Me,” written and sung to her then-unknown future husband: Darling, did you know that I, I dream about you, Waiting for the look in your eyes When we meet for the…

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Romance {longings of a girl’s heart}

Ardent, passionate, fervent. Displaying or expressing love or strong affection. A preoccupation with or idealizing of one’s beloved. Dominated by idealism, desire for adventure, chivalry.  Fanciful, impractical, unrealistic.  This is how the Dictionary describes the word “romantic.” I find it somewhat amusing that these definitions move through the full spectrum of the word, from the…

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Authenticity {longings of a girl’s heart}

Authenticity. It’s something we both long for…and fear. The idea of being real is so inviting…yet terrifying. Isn’t it? Can I tell you three things that I’ve noticed in life about authenticity? Number one: We start out completely authentic, as children. Have you ever noticed how unfiltered little kids are? They will say anything and everything that comes…

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To Be Seen {longings of a girl’s heart}

Almost any girl will tell you that, at some time or other, she has felt …invisible. …forgotten. …ignored. Sometimes by society in general, and other times by the people she loves and needs, she feels completely unnoticed and unseen. Does anyone actually care? Beth Moore, in her book about Esther, writes about our “insatiable need to be noticed.” I…

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Beauty {longings of a girl’s heart}

I’m taking a deep breath as I approach this particular longing, because it’s an intimidating one. Beauty is such a sensitive subject. As women, it affects our souls, our view of ourselves, our feelings of worth and identity, our confidence or lack thereof, even the way we relate to other people. Some would say it’s…

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To Have Worth {longings of a girl’s heart}

A woman’s heart longs to know that she has worth – that she’s valued for who she is as a person. As ladies, we’re often mixed-up about where our worth comes from, aren’t we? The society and media around us tell us that we’re valued for our clear skin, our clothing choices, our careers and…

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Mourning & Dancing: Walking it Out in Real Life

As I’ve mentioned recently, I just completed a #shereadstruth Bible study called Mourning and Dancing. It has given me a lot to think about, and as the study comes to an end, I’m finding the truths of it working their way into my life. That’s the kicker when we study the Word, right? Does it…

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freedom to feel

Mourning and Dancing. I mentioned recently in a post on pursuing God, that I would be doing a #shereadstruth Bible study this month on Mourning and Dancing. Have any of you ladies joined in the study as well? It has been very good so far, and it’s not too late to start reading along! Over…

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How I’m Pursuing God

We all know it, there are seasons when it’s difficult to pursue God, or to maintain a growing relationship with Him. For whatever reason – whether it’s busyness, pain, distraction, or complacency – we somehow get off track, and it takes a lot of focused effort and intentionality to get back on track again. I’ve…

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