Speaking Truth Over My Body

I woke up early and stuck my basal thermometer in my mouth – just like every morning. Two minutes later, my temperature reading was low – just like every morning. If you’re not familiar with basal temperature charting, the basic premise is that body temperature rises when ovulation occurs, and drops again right before menstruation. Many…

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My Favorite Bra

Yes, this is a blog post about bras. *insert blushing face* But seriously, we all wear them and everybody knows it, so it’s okay to talk about it, right? Today I want to tell you about my new favorite!! Introducing…. the Coobie Bra. It’s a wireless, SUPER comfortable, pull-over-your-head bra with removable pads. For me,…

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First Friday Favorites #3 – Thrift Store Clothes

First Friday Favorites is a new monthly post I’ve started this year, where I tell you about my current “favorites” of some thing or another. In case you missed the first two, here they are… January – Favorite Christmas Gifts February – Favorite Homey Decor Things On this First Friday, I’m excited to show you…

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What Matters in the Marching Mess

I have kept my mouth shut this past weekend regarding Trump’s inauguration and the Women’s March… largely because I’ve been processing, figuring out what I feel about it, organizing my response in my mind before blurting it out my mouth. I’ve kept quiet because I didn’t want to simply jump on the nearest bandwagon, or…

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Respect {longings of a girl’s heart}

Does this title bring a certain song to mind for anyone else? R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me… Sorry for getting that stuck in your head! Trust me, it’ll be stuck in mine now, too. It might seem trivial, but this really is something women want. In a world where we are often…

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To Nurture {longings of a girl’s heart}

Why do most women gravitate toward babies, and naturally know – better than men do – how to play with and console them? Why do we feel so fulfilled and proud of ourselves when we rock a baby to sleep or keep a plant alive? Why do we have the natural inclination to take care…

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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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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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Her Man to Lead Her {longings of a girl’s heart}

Submission isn’t a word we love, is it?  Submission is hard.  Especially, I imagine, for those ladies who are the independent, strong-personality type. That’s not really me, but my guess is, if that’s you, the idea of letting your man lead isn’t your favorite. Some people get really offended by this idea, and go to…

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Security {longings of a girl’s heart}

Let’s be honest: this world is not a friendly place toward women. It never has been. I’m not a feminist, but there’s no denying that from the beginning of time, women have been subdued, oppressed, mistreated. Has there ever been a time or a culture in history when women could say they felt truly and…

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