A Rose Opens – Chapter 1

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Welcome to the first chapter of your Beautiful Girlhood study called B’twixt & B’tween. B’twixt and B’tween Blog is simply something I am giving Moms going through the Beautiful Girlhood study and The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood. It is not a substitution for The Companion Guide, only additional information for you Mom! As you glance over the first chapters …

Ideas for One-On-One Time

Ideas for One-On-One Time with Your Daughter

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Let me love you a little longer before you’re not little anymore… January makes me reflective. I distinctly remember glancing at my then twelve-year-old girl’s face and, I caught a fleeting glimpse of who she would be when grown into a woman.  That was 20 plus years ago, but this memory of the-future-her is etched into my mind. It was …

4 Ways to Spend T-I-M-E with Your Daughter

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  Fall is just around the corner! For many of us, the change in the seasons signals a new beginning of sorts, a new season of spending time with our daughters. The changing leaves, school schedules, and new grade levels for our girls remind us that they are growing up so very fast and we have so many things to …

Making Herself Beautiful – Chapter 6

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Welcome back ladies, In the previous week’s study, we talked about the Strength of Obedience. I trust you enjoyed finding ways your daughter exhibited this character quality and rewarding her! This week we will be talking about the very important topic of inner beauty. The comparison women make begin so very early. Even fairy tales set us up for the …

Strength of Obedience – Chapter 5 

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Hello again! Last week we began a new phase of The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood study by rolling up our spiritual sleeves and studying how to build godly character into our daughter’s lives. This week, we are continuing the process by discussing and putting in place obedience. As you prepare for the study this week I want you to think and pray about the …

Watch Your Tongue – Chapter 7

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My oh my, Remember the  saying, “Cat got your tongue?” Sometimes I wish he (the cat) would just take my tongue!  I never seem to be at a loss for words. Maybe this isn’t something you struggle with…but I do. I would imagine if we sat down for a  heart-to-heart you might tell me you struggled with controlling your tongue, too. …

3 Lessons About God – Genesis 35

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Each week, in our Selah small group, we study the chapter the Pastor is teaching on the upcoming Sunday. Normally, my Quiet Time is rewarding as I search the scriptures and steep in them all week. But recently, we covered Genesis 34, and let me tell you it was miserable. As a friend of mine quipped, the title of Genesis …

Sunny Disposition – Chapter 8

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 A person’s disposition is: “the natural or prevailing aspect of one’s mind as shown in behavior and in relationships with others.” It is often thought that one cannot change her disposition any more than a leopard can change its spots.  It is what it is! Good or bad.  But the Bible says this is not true. God’s Word and presence in …

The Beauty of Truth- Chapter 9

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Hello again, This week we will concentrate on the first of two related chapters. Chapter nine focuses on the quiet beauty that results in our spirit when truthfulness is present and next week, in chapter ten, we will talk about the loveliness of sincerity. Truthfulness is the foundational way you perceive and measure events and situations in your life and …