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 Be Loved {longings of a girl’s heart}

It seems like we should begin here, with love, because it is one of the greatest and most central needs, of not just women, but humanity as a whole. The need for love is a basic, raw need we all have. And I’m not just talking about romantic love, although that’s certainly part of it. Speaking…

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Date Night Idea #3 – Breakfast Date

In this series of posts, I’ve been sharing some of our favorite, affordable date night ideas. in case you missed them, the first two ideas were: Date Night Idea #1 – Built a Fort Date Night Idea #2 – Arcade! Today’s idea is simple: go out to breakfast!    For most of us, when we…

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Bachelorette Party Photo Scavenger Hunt

It’s getting to be that time of year — wedding season! And with weddings, come bridesmaids… and bachelorette parties! Whether you’re the bride, the maid of honor, or a bridesmaid, don’t let the idea of a bachelorette party scare you. Often, these celebrations are associated with strippers, lots of alcohol, inappropriate games, and the bride’s “last…

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Date Night Idea #2 – Arcade

In this series of posts, I’m sharing some of DH’s and my favorite date nights! Here are the first two posts in the series, in case you missed them: Coming Soon: Date Night Ideas Date Night Idea #1 – Build a Fort Another of our favorite dates to date (see what I did there? haha)…

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Lord, Send What It Needs!

I’m using Streams in the Desert as my daily devotional these days. Yesterday morning, this little story was part of the devo: “I need oil,” said an ancient monk; so he planted an olive sapling. “Lord,” he prayed, “it needs rain that its tender roots may drink and swell. Send gentle showers.” And the Lord sent…

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Date Night Idea #1: Build a Fort

Do you remember the days of building forts with all your mom’s extra sheets and blankets, and camping out in there all day? I did this for my niece and nephew when I was babysitting them the other day. It was so simple. I pulled a couple of extra sheets out of the linen closet,…

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On Women’s Day…

Today is International Women’s Day. If you live in the United States, you’re probably not super familiar with this custom, but it is recognized and celebrated as a national holiday in at least 36 countries around the world. We are women… so what does this holiday mean for us? A Bit of Background I found…

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Coming Soon: Date Night Ideas

Ladies, don’t you love date nights? I do! Even though my hubby and I don’t have kids yet and we both primarily work from home… so some would say we have “date night” every night… you and I both know how everyday life is. It’s both busy and monotonous at times, right? So, even if we…

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