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What Is Preventing You From Living a Set-Apart Life?

Tune into the Beulah Girl Podcast. Co-hosts Carol Whitaker and Suzy Lolley explore finding identity in Christ. Episodes cover topics such as spiritual growth, relationships, emotional health, physical healing, ministry, and more. Subscribe to get each episode on Soundcloud or simply listen to the individual episode here. Recently, my daughter was moved from her third grade […]

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Set Apart for God’s Special Purpose

“In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work” […]

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When Obedience in the Christian Life Is Hard

As a high school English teacher, I remember my former department head telling me that after leaving teaching to become a stay-at-home mom for a few years, she cried every time she looked outside and saw the school busses come around each fall. She missed her job as a teacher that much. I had no […]

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Overcoming Fear in Doing the Will of God

As believers, we’re called to serve God and offer ourselves as “living sacrifices for His glory” (Romans 12:1). However, there are real obstacles that threaten us in the midst of being faithful in living out His will for us. One of the major obstacles Christians face is fear. As I explained in a previous post, […]

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Having the Faith to Get Through Your Storm

Beulah Girl Podcast: Hey friends! Tune in for our first podcast episode: Faith in Storms. Suzy Lolley and I talk about how to have real faith when you are faced with trials and fear that threaten to knock you off course. Some people in the Bible inspire me, but also intimidate me a little. I […]

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What Christian Service Really Is

My mom, an elementary school teacher, taught until she became pregnant with me. During her pregnancy, she had a few health concerns at the beginning. Thus, the doctor recommended that she quit teaching in order to take care of herself and better fulfill the demands on her at home. After that conversation with the doctor, […]

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Does God Love Me When I Fail?

I am the mom of an active 1-year-old girl. In the past few months, she has mastered the art of crawling and is now working on taking her first steps. Her journey to mobility has included lots of spills and falls. This bright, determined girl believes she is more capable than she truly is. She […]

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Waiting on the Promises of God

Years ago, when I was a middle school student, I attended a yearly church camp. One such summer, in preparation for the camp, I packed at the last minute, throwing in a few outfits without much forethought. When I arrived at the camp, I was dismayed to find that by the second day my meager […]

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Being Prepared for God’s Promises

I walked out of the brightly lit emergency entrance of the hospital into the dark night, holding my then 4-year-old son’s hand. Only a few cars were parked in the lot. Two nurses off-duty walked briskly past, their voices echoing in the still night air. I fumbled in my purse for my keys, and after […]

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4 Things to Help Get Us Through Our Storm

Singer song-writer Laura Story once said that when we suffer we assume that God doesn’t love us. I have found that to be a belief, however false, I’ve held in my own life. Recently, I was going through a troubling circumstance, and I felt irritated with God because I had been praying about it for […]

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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?” A woman standing next to me asked. “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 children. But this […]

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 […]