Fall is just around the corner! For many of you this change in season signals a new beginning of sorts, a new season of spending time with your daughters. If we were to put a formal name on this intentional time it would be called Mentoring. My personal definition of mentoring is “to teach WITH […]

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Your daughter is at the brink of womanhood- and she probably has the mood swings to prove it! As your daughter explores this new stage of development, she will be having many new thoughts, emotions and feelings. Do you remember what it was like at her age? You might remember thinking new thoughts you had previously […]

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An Example Of A Consecrated Life ~ Chapter 30

 In teaching our daughters to live a consecrated life, the first step is explaining why it is important to live a life that is set apart for God.  Rebellion in children and teens can sometimes be linked to the fact that they have been told over and over what to do and what not to […]

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Chapter 32 ~ A Few Faults Discussed

May I be honest with you? I have yet to meet a girl or woman who is perfect and can boast of faultlessness. Yes, I have seen many that might appear extremely pretty on the outside with fashionable new clothing, a great hair style, polished nails, and ultra-white teeth.  But, before the Lord, there is […]

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Chapter 31 ~ A Pure Heart

How often do you struggle with your heart? Oh, don’t act like you don’t know what I am talking about…I am talking about those naughty attitudes, nagging thoughts, and nasty little words that come slipping over your lips before you have a chance to stop them. When you have a chance to take a giant […]

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Chapter 30 ~ A Consecrated Life

What is a consecrated life anyway? As I was praying about how to explore the Consecrated Life to you and your daughter,   a simple song written by Frances R. Havergal entitled Take My Life kept repeating in my mind. The story that follows illustrates beautifully what a consecrated, devoted life is.  Frances lived to only […]

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Which Career Path Should I Take?

“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” — Matthew 6:24 As a high school senior, I had no clear career goals. Because I’d taken music lessons for […]

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Chapter 29 ~ Choosing a Life Work

As little girls,  we start trying on different identities very early while playing dress up. Maybe we pretend to be a nurse, a teacher, a Mama, a doctor,  or even a  garden fairy.  But, do we choose our life’s work or does our life’s work choose us?   Let me explain why I ask. After two […]

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Chapter 28 ~ Getting Ready for the Great Responsibility

For most females it starts very early. This God-created desire is seen in our imaginary games, heard in the sweet little lullabies we sing and even revealed by the toys we choose when we are just wee little girls. We play house, we sing rock-a-by-baby and we love our baby dolls. The thumbprint of God […]

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The Gift of Being Heard

    The windows turn into mirrors, black with night, reflecting more than darkness outside. As I turn to respond to my daughter, I see my face frowning with irritation. My body wrenches. Secret thoughts insist, “Isn’t it bedtime already?” Not quite yet. Teeth are brushed. Jammies are on. Clothes are picked out. But my […]

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