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Help for the Hard Days

I love running. Having said that, I am fully aware not everyone is as smitten with this activity as I am. In fact, I have multiple friends on Facebook who — after I post about a great morning run — love to post variations of the following anti-running meme: Whether you adore running as much as I […]

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A Love Note: How God Shows His Love for Me

“Are you the coach’s wife?” I turned to see a woman standing next to me. “Yes, I am,” I replied with a smile. As the wife of a high school basketball coach, I was often approached at games. Parents frequently came up to me to compliment my husband or “ooh” and “ahh” over our small […]

Dear Reader, An Apology to You

Dear Reader: An Apology to You

Dear friends, Thank you for following Beulah Girl. I am grateful that you have chosen to support the blog whether via Twitter, Facebook or Gmail. It is rare that I write a letter to you directly; however, I wanted to write to you specifically to share my heart and also offer an apology. I founded […]

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When You Need to Feel Like God Loves You

I don’t generally do New Year’s resolutions. However, at this time of year, I see the value in reflecting on the past year and meditating on ways to do things differently in the new year or improve things that aren’t working (even if it doesn’t involve a list). Just like some of you who may […]

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Does Your Life Have a Specific Purpose?

What is your favorite Christmas song? I know. That can be a hard question. There are simply too many tunes that touch us in unique and powerful ways during this season when we celebrate the birth of our Savior. It’s hard to choose just one song and name it your most beloved. However, if forced […]

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How to Keep Going When You Want to Give up

There have been times that I have been discouraged in writing and ministry. Times when I doubted if I had an impact on anyone or spoke to anyone with my words. A year or so ago, I went through an interval where I felt spiritually depleted. Pregnant with our third child, I wasn’t feeling so hot physically. […]

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How to Deal with the Pain of Rejection and Find Healing

As a middle school student, I remember sitting at a lunch table with my much cooler best friend, hearing a boy ask, “Why is she sitting here?” He, of course, was talking about me. As his words washed over me, I sat frozen in shame. The boy’s inquiry was especially horrifying to me as he […]

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Looking for Writers and Adding Some Changes to the Blog

Hi friends, We want to take this opportunity to thank you for following the blog. I started this project two years ago, and I love the friends that we have collected along the way. For the past two years we have posted weekly (with a few exceptions). However, at this point, we are in a […]

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Doing Work That Has Eternal Value

In Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem “Ozymandias,” the lines describe a traveler who finds the ruin of a statue of a ruler. Stamped on the pedestal are these words: “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: / Look on my works, ye Mighty and despair!” The words are ironic because the statue, depicting a ruler influential […]

When Jesus Asks You to Go Into A Storm

When Jesus Asks You to Go Into a Storm

A few weeks ago, I listened to a sermon that dug into the marrow of my soul. The sermon was about the storms of life that come up suddenly — like sudden squalls on a calm lake. The sermon made an impression on me not only because it was a compelling talk and gave a slightly […]

The Secret to Being Content in any Cirumstance

The Secret to Being Content in any Circumstance

“Mom, our playground is so small. It’s like a baby playground,” my daughter announced as I eased the minivan into the carpool line that snaked in front of her school. We had recently moved into a new community, and after only a month in her new first grade class, my daughter had been giving me […]

WHat It Means to Walk By Faith, not Sight

What It Means to Walk by Faith, Not Sight

Thomas is one of those characters in the Bible I never really connected with. His story I knew was one placed in the Bible to show me why I shouldn’t doubt, but I never saw myself as Thomas-like. Therefore, I didn’t know how much like Thomas I was until recently when I recalled his words to Jesus […]