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 …

Cultivate Curiosity (#1 Investigate )

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr The first way to cultivate curiosity and beat the boredom during your Quiet Time is to investigate. To in-vest-ti-gate means to carry out research or study to discover facts or information.  In other words, use some techniques to get curious about what we are reading …

Cultivate Curiosity (#2 Inquire)

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr   #2 Inquire In-quire is an adjective that describes the act of being curious, inquiring, or inquisitive. What happens if we are by nature not inquisitive? Well friend, we just might miss something the Lord has for us. How do we nurture our curiosity?  First, …

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 …

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 of 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 …

Sincerity – Chapter 10

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Hello Girlfriends! I wish I could express how grateful I am that you are sticking with me through this study. What did you think of last week? As you remember, in Chapter 9, I introduced you to a friend I am positive you would like your daughter to have. The quiet, gentle companion called Truthfulness crowns your daughter’s head and …