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

calling, imperfection, love your neighbor, purpose, value

Overcoming the Imperfection Obsession

While on a recent visit to our local ice cream shop, I said something cringe-worthy. My grandson and I waited in line and when we finally reached the counter, I turned to him and blurted out: “I’m not having ice cream today so I can get thin enough to have ice cream.” As soon as… Read More Overcoming the Imperfection Obsession

Chrisian living, esteem, faith, truth, value

3 Ways to Fight Feeling Alone in the Crowd

Have you ever felt alone in a crowd? Standing in a roomful of people, your deodorant quits, as you imagine everybody noticing nobody is talking to you. You awkwardly move about the room, attempting to jump into conversations like a competitor in a double-dutch competition. You wind up alone in a corner, sipping punch so… Read More 3 Ways to Fight Feeling Alone in the Crowd