How I Embraced the Curls

I’ve had friends come up to me and ask what am I doing to have the curls that I have. Truth be told, as I grew my hair out, I had no idea my hair was curly. I guess i had wavy hair when I was little, and was convinced for a looong time I needed perms. Then with pregnancy, my hair was straight without a perm. Now I’m past…

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You’re Beautiful Now Available

  This series was inspired by our teenaged daughter Hannah after a tough transition to junior high. Instead of giving up and becoming bitter, Hannah decided to take the lessons she learned and create a series for girls her age. Julie (Hannah’s mom,) has a passion for mentoring. As she listened to Hannah create characters, Julie realized there was a message in Hannah’s work for women, too. Each book in…

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Book Review: Brave is the new Beautiful by Lee Wolfe Blum

In a culture that bombards women with “thinspiration” messages and pressure to “do it all” while wearing the mask of perfection, women are left feeling alone and overwhelmed. How can they stop comparing themselves to others? How can they live out who they really are? Lee Wolfe Blum offers stories from everyday women who have answered these questions with their lives—and found true beauty in the process. In Brave Is…

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Book Review: Project Inspired by Nicole Weider

Nicole Weider is on a mission: to help young girls avoid the traps that culture sets. The trap that baits you into thinking you must sacrifice your self-worth in order to be beautiful and popular. Nicole launched Project Inspired in 2010 (www.projectinspired.com), a website for teen girls that analyzes pop culture and explores ways girls can live in their authentic beauty. In Project Inspired, Nicole shares tips for you to…

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Sabbath Sunday: Full of Fog with Glimpses of Beauty

Each Sunday I post my own amateur nature picture with a thought or two about God’s love for you. This isn’t the best picture, but it’s a typical fall morning. Full of fog with glimpses of beauty. Is that where you are today? Can’t figure out the literal season you are in–unable to even take two steps forward because it is so murky? Been there. As confusing as it is,…

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Sabbath Sunday: Full of Fog with Glimpses of Beauty

Each Sunday I post my own amateur nature picture with a thought or two about God’s love for you. This isn’t the best picture, but it’s a typical fall morning. Full of fog with glimpses of beauty. Is that where you are today? Can’t figure out the literal season you are in–unable to even take two steps forward because it is so murky? Been there. As confusing as it is,…

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