2017, acceptance, Affirmation, Encouragement for Women, value

To the Girl Who Needs Validation

Photo by Soroush Karimi on Unsplash I get you. I get you because just like you, I’ve struggled with the overwhelming need to be validated every day like some parking ticket. I get you because just like you, I’ve reminded myself more than once that obsessing over my hair, my weight, and the fact that my hips are spreading like… Read More To the Girl Who Needs Validation

acceptance, grace, Jesus, shame, testimony

Good-Bye Shame, You’ve Been Replaced by Grace

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.                                            … Read More Good-Bye Shame, You’ve Been Replaced by Grace

acceptance, Christian, discouragement, encouragement

Give Discouragement the BOOT

Is discouragement keeping us from moving forward? I’ve been on that coaster ride. Excitement brews as we climb upwards; we receive good news, gain acceptance, taste a victory. Joy bursts forth, and the bounce in our step feels like we’ve downed five cups of coffee. But what happens at the top? You can’t sit there… Read More Give Discouragement the BOOT

acceptance, community, Friends, women

Do Other Women Intimidate You?

Do you find it hard to connect with other women? It’s okay to say yes. There are legitimate reasons, like crazy family schedules, work, countless responsibilities crowding our plates… Then there’s a reason more common than we think. Intimidation. Yes, it’s true. We girls can be intimidated by other women. Those women who seem to… Read More Do Other Women Intimidate You?

acceptance, christian living, faith

Whose Approval Are We Seeking? Part 2 Acceptance

There I stood, miles from my comfort zone, vying for a spot on the varsity cheerleading squad. This was my first attempt at cheering and I can honestly say, I would have rather been having a root canal. The once familiar gym floor felt like foreign soil. Anxiety kicked in as my feet kicked up.… Read More Whose Approval Are We Seeking? Part 2 Acceptance

acceptance, approval, faith

Whose Approval Are We Seeking?

Do you ever strive to gain approval from other people? I know I have, and found it to be discouraging, exhausting, and disappointing. What happens when we feel ignored, or that our opinion doesn’t matter? I’m preaching to myself here, and taking notice of the “all about me” pattern. It’s easy to fall prey to… Read More Whose Approval Are We Seeking?