Unlovable

Shame is so powerful that it can drive you to believe that not only are you unworthy of being loved but that you have no control over your own life. That no matter what you do or how hard you try nothing will ever change. @ AVirtuousWoman.org #ATimeToClean

A Time to Clean: Day 6 You can read the rest of the posts in this series here. If you look up the definition of shame, you'll find these words: "a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior." But, shame is more than a feeling of guilt. It goes deeper than the idea that you've done something wrong. For the woman who bears a mark of shame, it's like the scarlet letter - an almost tangible feeling that she's not worthy of being … [Read more...]

The Past Hurts

The Past Hurts {A Time to Clean: 30 Day Challenge} @ AVirtuousWoman.org #atimetoclean

A Time to Clean: Day 2 You can read all of the posts in this series here. Even when we say it no longer matters... Even when we say it's okay... Even when we do our best to move on with our lives... the past hurts. Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we just carry that baggage around with us like a badge of honor. Really, though, all of that baggage from our past is just keeping us from running free. The Past Hurts The past can weigh us down - even when we don't realize it - and … [Read more...]

Isaiah 43:1 {Rest}

"Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine." Isaiah 43:1 @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Isaiah 43:1 "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine." Isaiah 43:1 My whole life I struggled to fit in. In fact, I can hardly remember a time in my life when I felt like I didn't belong. I didn't fit in. It began in grade school. I was the kid everyone picked on. I had very few friends as child and even fewer as a teenager. If it could go wrong it did. As a girl I was lonely. I felt ugly. I didn't feel lovable. And it seemed the world agreed with … [Read more...]

Glorious Day

He is coming in great glory and ever eye will see him! What do you imagine when you think about Jesus' second coming? @ AVirtuousWoman.org

O Glorious Day What do you imagine when you think of the Second Coming? I love, love this song by Casting Crowns, O Glorious Day. Did you know it's actually a contemporary version of an old hymn? Anyway, listen to this song and pay attention to the words. I'll wait. So, what images come to your mind when you picture that Glorious Day when Jesus comes to take His people home? Here's another song that I just love, Days of Elijah by Robin Mark. You are probably already familiar with … [Read more...]

Proverbs 31:26 {Rest}

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26 @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Proverbs 31:26 "She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue." Proverbs 31:26 I love this verse. It's such a great reminder to us that we need to watch what we say! The words we say and how we say those things can have a lasting impact on our marriage and our children. Harsh words, critical tone of voice, impatience, sarcasm, gossip, complaining, grumbling, yelling... there are so many ways we can hurt others with our words. Today be mindful of the … [Read more...]