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

In her Bible study book on Esther, Beth Moore makes a statement which, though I can’t remember the exact quote, the idea has stuck with me for years. It’s something along the lines of this: “We are not fragile flowers. We are the Warrior Princesses of God.”  What does she mean by this? Well, I don’t…

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A Part in a Bigger Story {longings of a girl’s heart}

Not only do we seek our purpose – the thing we were made for – but often we long for that purpose, and our lives, to be somehow… Significant. Vital. Instrumental. Part of a bigger story, beyond ourselves. I’m going to allow John and Stasi Eldredge to speak again on this one: There is much…

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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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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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Not qualified, but here I am.

It’s funny how God puts you right where you need to be, even when you’re completely unqualified to be there. At camp this summer, the program staff is implementing a worship night where campers will rotate to different “stations,” with a devotion and activity at each station focused on a specific aspect of the Christian…

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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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Pour out your Heart

Did you realize that “pour out your heart” is commanded in the Bible? “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:8 I forget this sometimes. And I fail to do it. Do you? “Pour out your heart” makes me think of complete…

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What is PCOS?

(image source) I’ve been staring at this screen for days, trying to figure out how to begin, how to say what I want to say, and whether I should say it at all. Despite my hesitancy, I’ve decided it’s time to be open and honest, and talk about my recent diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)….

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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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Facing February

My husband and I just returned home from 6 weeks of traveling all over the U.S. It was fun, exhausting, and wonderful – we got to see many people we love – and now it’s really good to be home. Home to our own bed, all the familiar things, and the ability to cook whatever…

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