13 Apr 2012
by Kate Wenzel NOTE FROM WM: Sometimes a photo just grabs you in way that changes you. That’s what happened when I stumbled across this captivating shoot by Kate Wenzel. As you’ll see, the photos speak for themselves. Love, Allie “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And...
12 Apr 2012
by Raquel Rodriguez Meanwhile, Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon. While He was eating, a woman came in with a beautiful alabaster jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard. She broke open the jar and poured the perfume over his head. Some of those at the table were indignant. “Why waste such expensive perfume?” they asked. “It could have been...
11 Apr 2012
by Natalie Lynn Borton Although the idea of having children anytime soon absolutely freaks me out—I definitely don’t feel prepared to raise a little one quite yet—I’ve always been one fascinated by pregnancy and human development. Does anybody else thinks it’s both wild and miraculous that women can grow human beings inside of them? What’s most beautiful about it is the way God allows us...
10 Apr 2012
by Rachel Johnson I remember so many of my favorite teachers from my school days – Mrs. Denker in second grade, Mr. Hamilton in sixth grade, Mr. Aquino in high school, Dr. Banks and Elizabeth Godburn in college. Truth be told, I can’t remember the lesson plans they prepared, the books we read, or the tests we took. No, the things I remember most about...
09 Apr 2012
by Natalie Lynn Borton Today we finish out our series surrounding The Hosea Love Story with part six: the relentless love of God. This final video is based on Hosea 14, and described as such (emphasis added): Finally Gomer has returned to Hosea. Sliding the ring back on her finger she has accepted his invitation to come back home and live back in the covenant...
06 Apr 2012
by Allie Marie Smith Happy Good Friday, girls! Be sure to check out this Good Friday post from our archives. And please take 2 seconds to VOTE for us to win up to a $10,000 grant. We hope you’ve been impacted this week by the story of Hosea. We’ll be posting the final film, part 6 tomorrow. Here in part 5, “Gomer is battling her...
05 Apr 2012
by Natalie Lynn Borton Hey Girls! Hopefully you’ve had a chance to watch the first three short films in this modern-day adaptation of the Hosea Love Story. Here in part four, Gomer is wrapped up in the depth of her brokenness, and Hosea knows what it will take to get her back. Redemptive Love goes in eyes open, knowing everything. God does not redeem us...
04 Apr 2012
by Allie Marie Smith Hey Girls! We hope you’ve been enjoying this mini film series and encourage you to dive in to the Old Testament book of Hosea this week. “The book of Hosea is a love story – real, tragic and true. Transcending the tale of a young man and wife, it tells of God’s love for his people and the response of his...
03 Apr 2012
by Natalie Lynn Borton Part two of The Hosea Love Story is all about God’s tough love toward us. Just as an unfaithful wife tries to run from the covenant she and her husband have, we too run away from the unconditional love and eternal commitment God makes to us, his beloved daughters. As you watch this video, try to reflect on a time when...
02 Apr 2012
by Allie Marie Smith Hi Girls! This week we’re going to be doing something unique here on Know Your Value. We are going to be diving into the Biblical story of Hosea together. Leading up to Easter Sunday, we’ll be showing a six-part short film series which presents us with a modern day adaption of this powerful story. Here’s a little background for you as...
30 Mar 2012
Last year we were grateful to receive a $1,000 grant from Giving of Life, and once again we are in the running and in need of your votes. Please take a minute to vote now and help us get as many votes as possible. All you have to do is click on the image below to be taken to the website, then click “vote.” Super...
29 Mar 2012
[photo credit] If you could wander to any place in the world today, where would you go and why?
28 Mar 2012
by Meredith Stokke [photo credit] I work with a lot of young girls and women, and inevitably have daily conversations about weight, bodies, the media, beauty ideals, etc. I’m not sure if it’s just a coincidence that Victoria’s Secret models have been a hot topic in my office these last few weeks, as there has been increased coverage in the media recently with the new...
27 Mar 2012
[photo credit] Do you tend to work for others, or for the Lord? What do you think we can do to make our work about God rather than accomplishment?
26 Mar 2012
by Alex Evjen [photo credit] We have all heard the phrase “quality versus quantity,” and quality is what the emphasis is usually on, right? Well when it comes to style, we don’t necessarily need to have a battle over the two. We can have a full closet of quality pieces if we wish—it just depends on how we spend our money and where we shop....
23 Mar 2012
by Natalie Lynn Borton [photo credit] I moved to Austin several weeks ago and have been surprised by how difficult the transition has been. I thought it would be easy, smooth and effortless to live in such a beautiful and energetic place, but I confess it’s been a big struggle for me to get comfortable and adjusted. I find myself being overly introspective and self-critical,...
22 Mar 2012
When have you seen God take something ugly, broken or sad in your life and make it into something beautiful?
21 Mar 2012
by Christina Stolaas [photo credit] I’ve never considered myself a perfectionist by nature. However, as I grow closer to Jesus my failures seem to persistently antagonize me. Despite how many “things I do right”– the actions I focus and internalize on are my shortcomings. My weaknesses! The inconvenient truth is the closer I get to Jesus—the more of them I count. Not patient enough. Easily...
20 Mar 2012
by Rachel Johnson Ashley Perez is a beautiful woman, a talented writer (she’s got her own rockin’ blog and she’s written for Wonderfully Made’s blog), a seasoned traveler, and an aspiring educator. She just recently moved to South Korea to teach English, and she’s here to share her insights and advice. Read on, and take a bite out of all of the fantastic food-for-thought that...
19 Mar 2012
by Raquel Rodriguez [photo credit] Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had not been able to bear children for him. But she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar. So Sarai said to Abram, “The LORD has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.” And Abram agreed with Sarai’s proposal. So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the...
16 Mar 2012
by Allie Marie Smith Happy Friday lovelies! I want to share this beautiful song and video with you I stumbled across thanks to my friend Lindsey. Let’s be a generation of girls who live wide awake with our hearts wide open – eager to be used by the One who gave us life. What do ya say? Soak in the lyrics and let them be...