He Still Thinks I’m Beautiful

It was one of THOSE mornings… you know the ones I mean, girls.  It was one of those mornings when you just wake up feeling ugly and grouchy, for no particular reason.  I’d slept so hard that I probably had pillowcase-lines on my face, and my hair was a royal wreck.  My husband got up and…

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First Friday Favorites #2 – Homey Decor Things

This month for First Friday Favorites, I want to show you some creative, decorative things I’ve done in my home recently that I just LOVE. I’m not much of a decorator nor a crafter, unfortunately. But these are simple things that just make me smile when I look at them. Which, in my opinion, are…

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How to Get a Boat Named After You

My husband and I recently took an adventurous trip from our home in Juneau, Alaska up to Wasilla. Because it’s impossible to drive in and out of Juneau, we took hubby’s beloved Dodge onto a ferry, rode the ferry for 4 hours through the Inside Passage to Haines, Alaska, then spent two days driving –…

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To Create Beauty {longings of a girl’s heart}

What does it mean to create beauty? In an early post in this series, I wrote about how beauty is essential to a woman – it is part of the fabric of her being, and one of the greatest ways she brings the image of God into the world. Beauty. It’s powerful. On the heels…

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

This is a big switching-of-gears, at least in my head, from the last few days talking about our friendships with other women, to begin exploring the longings of our feminine hearts regarding men. Men – we all have different reactions to that word. Some of us, in men, find close friends who feel we can get along…

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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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