A Nest {longings of a girl’s heart}

Question: this fall, how many photos did you see on Facebook of tiny dorm rooms, decorated with twinkly lights and cute bedspreads and snapshots of familiar faces? Keep scrolling, and how many photos do you see of front porches and kitchen tables, decorated for fall with pumpkins, scarecrows, and various hues of red and orange? Hop…

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A Husband {longings of a girl’s heart}

And long after her little-girl dreams of a hero to sweep her off her feet… beyond her longings to be desired and to be romanced… ultimately, she {most women} longs for a husband. For one man to love more than life itself. One man to adventure with the rest of her days. One man to come…

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To Have Worth {longings of a girl’s heart}

A woman’s heart longs to know that she has worth – that she’s valued for who she is as a person. As ladies, we’re often mixed-up about where our worth comes from, aren’t we? The society and media around us tell us that we’re valued for our clear skin, our clothing choices, our careers and…

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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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freedom to feel

Mourning and Dancing. I mentioned recently in a post on pursuing God, that I would be doing a #shereadstruth Bible study this month on Mourning and Dancing. Have any of you ladies joined in the study as well? It has been very good so far, and it’s not too late to start reading along! Over…

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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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Who Do I Stand With?

Following the shooting in Orlando this past weekend, my Facebook feed has been a bit chaotic — as it always is following any kind of tragedy. Everyone has their opinions, their words of encouragement, their arguments, and their “supportive” profile pictures. This time, it’s a sticky situation for Christians, because the shooting was at a…

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What I’m Memorizing

Hi friends, I know I’ve been pretty terrible at blogging lately! We have moved into the season of full-time summer camp ministry, which means long hours working and not much time for writing. I’m hoping to be able to settle into a schedule where I can blog once a week, but hopefully you’ll give me…

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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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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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