When You Can’t Make Eye Contact With God

If you happened to read what my March goals were in my last post, you might noticed under the Spiritual Goals heading, I wrote, “Engage with Him throughout the day.”  Why is this one of my focus areas? What does it mean? A couple of years ago, I read the book Every Bitter Thing is…

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The Shack: My Honest Thoughts

On Saturday – despite the controversy, mixed reviews, and even outright boycotts – my husband and I went to see The Shack. When I stated on Facebook later that night that we had watched it and I was processing “all the feelings,” I immediately started getting questions from people about what I thought about the…

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Continuous Revival {Giveaway}

Hello friends! I wanted to tell y’all about a fantastic little book I read this past week. Yes, you heard me right – I read a whole book in less than a week. Me, myself, who takes literally months to read a book. Let me show you how small it is: See? Easy read. Now…

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Books Quoted in my #Write31Days Series

Hey girls! I really, truly hope and have prayed that the series I wrote throughout October, 31 Longings of a Girl’s Heart, was helpful and encouraging to some of you. I definitely learned a lot from it – not only the discipline of writing for 30 days straight on the same topic, but also about…

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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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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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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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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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Noticed by Him

Pondering on this tonight, and this how I desire to live my life: “If we get overlooked for affirmation or promotion, so be it. Let’s just do our jobs.  If we get elevated and celebrated, so be it. Let’s just do our jobs. Let’s pursue a walk with God so close that the spotlights of…

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