I get it. Being a girl in this generation has been tough. It’s probably always been tough for different reasons, but being known as the fatherless generation sure seems to say a lot.
Most of us girls who had good dads could probably say we are or were a daddy’s girl at some point. Those of us who never had the opportunity, just wish we had.
There is something in us, as girls and as daughters, to want the love and affirmation of a father. Continue reading “P:13 A girl and her daddy”
I was half way through the first season of Pretty Little Liars when I caught on to the overall gist of the entire plot. I’m late to catch on, so I must admit this was a binge-watching session (after they were already on the 2nd season) and I had just watched a half-a-dozen or so episodes in a row. #helloNetflix #Guilty. Anyway. If they had just told the truth from the beginning… Continue reading “P:12 “Trendy must-have” or “so last season””
I read a great article yesterday about the television and entertainment we consume and if, as Christians, we should really be feeding on what it’s offering us. Continue reading “P:11 If Calories didn’t Count”
I have this random love of school supplies. I have to fight the urge every year not to buy them. I have no need of No. 2 pencils, crayons or College-Ruled notebooks, so I digress. Willing myself past the displays that clutter our aisles at Walmart, I feel like I’m passing by the opportunity for adventure.
Continue reading “P:10 This is Your Year!”
“It is to your advantage to be wise. But to ignore the counsel of wisdom is to invite trouble into your life.” Proverbs 9:12
If ignoring counsel means trouble, imagine the benefit of heading it; the exact opposite of trouble! It is good for us to remember the God behind the wisdom being shared in Proverbs. We can see into His heart for us by the tools He is giving us to help direct our lives. Continue reading “P:9 More Wisdom = Less Trouble”
Have you ever wondered how people can enjoy their devotional time with God? Like have you heard someone speak of it as this beautiful, exhilarating experience of connection and relationship only to go alone to pray and read your Word and it feel, well, less than how they described it?
Like somehow the beauty of it is reserved for the “chosen” ones or the people who can spend “hours” in their prayer closets, or maybe it’s just supposed to feel special for someone else, but not for you? Continue reading “P:8 When we find Him”
Proverbs consistently talks about this seductive woman. Much more than I ever realized. I have always loved Proverbs for the black-and-white matter of fact way of looking at life. But reading it again, one chapter a day, and this girl just keeps coming up. And probably for good reason. But only if we separate our understanding of her as just an immoral woman that wants to lead men into sex. Continue reading “P:7 More than just a woman”
Yesterday we touched on a sensitive topic, but one that I feel is super important for us to hear. We need to hear that it’s worth it to fight for our purity, to stand for truth in a lost generation and that it’s okay to be different when that means we look more like Christ. Because when we wear His name, shouldn’t we look like Him? I remember loving it when people thought me and my sister were twins. I loved that I looked like her and that she looked like me. I felt like I fit. I fit with her. I fit our family. When someone looks at me and sees Jesus, it’s a warm-and-fuzzy moment to know that I look like Him! Continue reading “P:6 God hates?”
What has been accepted by the majority is now often seen as common. Sex has become common and by it, lost its value to so many aching for that very thing. To feel valuable. To be known and loved. There are many stories of those who have, but wish they hadn’t and I am thankful for their voice, but do we really hear them? Continue reading “P: 5 There’s more than hoping for the best”
When you know discomfort is headed your way, what do you do? Like, if you know you’re about to start and cramps are short to follow…do you grab your heating pad? Midol? Chocolate? Yes. Chocolate. Okay, so what if you know you’re going to have your wisdom teeth taken out…pain killers? Netflix? Ice Cream? What about when it’s a soon-coming conflict with your best friend or you’re about to have to break up with someone?
When we know there is going to be discomfort, we likely reach for comfort, grasping hold of things that will ease the pain, shorten the time or lighten the severity of it. We don’t like to be uncomfortable. It’s the reason I don’t go to the gym. Its why I don’t wear jeans 2 sizes too small. Girls do, I get it. But why? So. Uncomfortable. Continue reading “P:4 How do you see “single”?”