My Quest for Boldness

I love this post! Rachel is such a great writer, and more importantly, she speaks what we are all thinking but are sometimes too “put together” to actually admit. Hope you enjoy her post as much as I did ❤

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Ever since I was young, I have been on a quest for the elusive boldness. I call it boldness because that’s the closest word I can think of to describe what I’ve been looking for. It’s really a mix of freedom, grace, confidence, and courage all wrapped up to form something I can slip on over my messy.

In my younger days, this quest stemmed from insecurity. All the popular girls seemed to have it. In middle school, I felt awkward- a little too tall with frizzy hair that failed to conform-  and overwhelmed by the small talk culture of middle schoolers, when I just wanted to talk about books. And while I rarely spoke it out loud,  I envied the girls that had silky hair and effortlessly made friends/got boyfriends.

In hindsight, middle school is awkward for everyone. There are very few people that think fondly back to the…

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5 Steps to an immovable stance, according to none other than Paul The Apostle

There is nothing more attractive than a woman with conviction, a woman strong enough to take a stand. But tell me: Can you guess the exact date you failed to meet our resolutions last year? I’ve heard its usually in April. “Thou shalt have only 23% body fat. Thou shalt fit into your old size … Continue reading 5 Steps to an immovable stance, according to none other than Paul The Apostle

Conflict In Marriage: How To Shift From “Weather The Storm” To “Enjoy The Ride”

What makes a story great? What keeps the reader coming back to flip a few more pages? Every story has key elements, but conflict is what most engages the reader.In learning, the highest gains come during the level of deepest engagement, and an intellectual struggle demands investment. As a teacher my job is to develop … Continue reading Conflict In Marriage: How To Shift From “Weather The Storm” To “Enjoy The Ride”