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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Jesus {longings of a girl’s heart}

There’s just something about that name. The sweetest name I know. You may not recognize that you long for Him, or admit that you need Him… but yes, my friend, you do. There is a Jesus-shaped hole in your heart and in mine that absolutely nothing else can fill. You may have every other longing…

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To Learn, Grow, Become {longings of a girl’s heart}

Children are constantly growing – physically, mentally, and emotionally. The amount of material we learn in the years of our childhood is astounding, from learning how to crawl, how to ingest food, and how to comprehend and speak an entire language, to learning long division and world history and how to recover from a broken…

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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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Chocolate {longings of a girl’s heart}

This is a silly one, but still so true, right?! At least for most of us girls! Why is that? Here are some interesting reasons why this might be true: “Eating chocolate makes you feel good, because it increases levels of serotonin in your brain. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that is responsible for feelings of…

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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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Adventure & Travel {longings of a girl’s heart}

Okay, so I can’t honestly say that every woman wants to travel, because I simply don’t think it’s true. Many girls are very content to stay close to home and live a quiet life. The mere thought of flying on an airplane or living overseas gives them shivers. No thank you, I’ll keep my adventures here…

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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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A Space to Get Away {longings of a girl’s heart}

On the flip side of connection with people is time alone. And while even us introverts at times need connection, I would venture to say that even extroverts occasionally need time alone. (Yep, I just Googled it. It comes up on every website labeled “Myths About Extroverts” – yes, they need alone time, too. Who…

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Connection {longings of a girl’s heart}

I’m an introvert. Statistics say probably 50% of you reading this are, too. And let’s all be honest here – we introverts really enjoy our alone time, do we not? True as that may be, there is something in all of us, extroverts and introverts alike, that needs a connection with other humans. Granted, some of us…

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