The Oils of Life – Chapter 17

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“The Oils of Life” is the phrase Mabel Hale uses to entitle this chapter and it is so descriptive of the unction our interaction with others must have in order to function smoothly. Before you and your girl undertake this chapter in, The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood, I want you to think about something. In our role as mothers, and …

The Accomplished Girl – Chapter 16

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Hi there, Did you know we are officially halfway through our study of Beautiful Girlhood and The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood? Whoopee! Now down to business. I think I hinted at it in a previous post but really, I feel kind of awkward talking to you about how to train your daughter to be “accomplished” at home! Not because I didn’t …

Friendship – Chapter 15

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Hello! Can you believe we are in the fifteenth week of our Beautiful Girlhood and The Companion Guide study? I appreciate your faithfulness and your sticking with me through our study!  One of the best subjects we can purposefully mentor our daughter in is the topic of friendships. Friends have been said to be the bacon bits in the salad of …

Dreams – Chapter 14

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Welcome back, This week, I am dreaming of a white Christmas! However, as you go through Chapter 14 we will be pondering dreams and the roles they play in the development of character in our daughters. But I have to ask you, do you remember the dreams you had when you were your daughter’s age? I do and they reveal so much …

The Power of Purpose – Chapter 13

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Welcome back ladies, Let, me tell you, the Power of Purpose was one unwieldy thing for me to wrestle with! I think we all know what purpose means but let me state it anyway.       Purpose is defined as: 1. the reason for which something exists, 2. an intended or desired result; end; aim; goal. The tricky thing about …

Ambition – Chapter 12

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Hey there! Is it just me or have we good Christian girls have been taught to believe that ambition is sinful so we must avoid it at all cost? Strains of “the meek shall inherit the earth” from my high school musical and “blessed are the meek” waft through my mind and can lull me into some kind of an apathetic …

Ideals – Chapter 11

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Hey there, The weeks seem to be flying by don’t they? Each week, we have the opportunity to learn more about our girls and shape their lives for the Lord. The previous two weeks we went over the twin character sisters called Honesty and Sincerity.  Now, ladies, I want to focus your gaze on the next four weeks of study as you …

The Girl Who Can Be Trusted – Chapter 27

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  Ouch! This chapter in Beautiful Girlhood and The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood really hurts my heart.  Not because my sweet daughter Laura was a girl who could not be trusted, because she was. But because I was the one who could not be trusted at this age. I groan when I read this chapter because it reminds me of the pain I most likely …

Waking the Love Nature – Chapter 25

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Hmmm, what do you do when your daughter suddenly, overnight has a crush on a tween-age heartthrob? Or, maybe she is not that into pop culture and her crush is on the cute boy at church? How is a mom supposed to handle this? It is tough! In my estimation, during this transitional time of her life, it is one of …

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 …