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The Mess and the Mender

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Nov 2016

The Mess and the Mender

By: Tiffany Burlingame I was a master deflector My own prideful protector I denied the pain needed a resurrector So I became a neglector I refused to surrender to Jesus The only person with power to free us I was gripped by shame Until Jesus called me by name “Tiffany, you are a daughter of the king Take refuge under my wing I will cover you under my...

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Passionate Pursuit

11

Aug 2016

Passionate Pursuit

By: Katie Messer What do you think of when you hear Cartier? Bentley? Personal staff? Private yachts? Multi-million dollar estates? What about, filling the pages of your passport? Dating the “hot” guy? Being the center of the social universe? Getting the job? And still, what do you think of in regards to being a good person? How about nipping, cutting, numbing or altogether altering yourself?...

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20

Jul 2016

Because You Are Loved

By: Juliandra Durkin I first heard this poem at a Wonderfully Made event when I was in college. Sitting outside on the lawn, one of the girls at the end of the meeting asked if she could share a poem that meant a lot to her. I remember my eyes stinging a bit with tears because the words were meaningful and pressed on my heart....

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Little Quote, Big Reminder

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Jul 2016

Little Quote, Big Reminder

By: Juliandra Durkin “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” –Kathryn Stockett, The Help Life lessons to a two year old that I need to remember… what a great quote! Has anyone else seen or read The Help? Over and over throughout the story, Aibileen, one of the main characters, tries to ingrain this message to the little girl she looks after, Mae...

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Tea Time

11

Jul 2016

Tea Time

By: Katie Messer Therefore, say to the people, ‘This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: Return to me, and I will return to you, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.” Zechariah 1:3 This morning as we cleaned up the house, my daughter Ruthie reminded me that I promised her a special “tea time.” I asked her if she wanted to have one, just...

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7 Best Resources for Eating Disorder Recovery

23

Jun 2016

7 Best Resources for Eating Disorder Recovery

By Allie Marie Smith If you’re like me and have struggled with food and body image issues, you realize that it’s a journey. Sometimes we take two steps toward freedom only to take one step back. The important thing is that we don’t lose hope in our recovery and that we press forward toward greater freedom, health and wholeness. Since I have personally taken quite...

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08

Jun 2016

5 Modesty Myths and Cute Summer Styles

By: Danielle Kingsley “I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothing. For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.” I Timothy 2:9-10 (NLT) I...

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21

Apr 2016

Follow Me, Memes, and Me Me

By: Tekoa Manning A few months ago, I took the first steps, like a crack addict or an alcoholic breathing in a bag, I admitted I was addicted to Facebook. A couple days ago I hit delete and let the DT’s begin. I started realizing that I was carrying my phone with me like I would a 3-month-old baby and not getting much accomplished with...

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14

Feb 2016

Dear Daughter

By: Juliandra Durkin Dear Daughter, Sit with me while I tell you a story. Can you do that? This story begins long before you were born. Long before your brothers and sisters, friends, and even your parents were born. It begins at the dawn of time, when I created time… Before there was anything, I AM, and it was then that I thought of you....

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Feb 2016

The King’s Table

By: Tekoa Manning Saul’s grandson, the son of Jonathan, named Mephibosheth was crippled as a child. When he was five years old, a report came that Saul and Jonathan had been killed in battle and when the boy’s nurse heard the news, she picked him up and fled. But as she hurried away, the nurse dropped Mephibosheth, and he became crippled (2 Samuel 4). Oh,...

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09

Jan 2016

Redefining Failure

By: Abigail Driscoll Shame. Guilt. Worthlessness. Inadequacy. These are feelings many of us are all too familiar with, especially when it comes to failure. Maybe you applied for a job you really wanted and after interviewing, the company decided to move on with a different candidate. Maybe you started a new business and it just didn’t take off. Maybe you set a goal and found it...

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10

Nov 2015

Italian Vase: “Worth More Than Your Life”

By: Katie Messer A few months back, I stood in line to order some beautiful flowers—imported from Holland. It was a weekend and our children were happily playing with my husband. Thus, I was having a nice time, enjoying the wide array of flowers of every color, fragrance and description—packed into this tiny florist shop. Each bouquet looked like they had been taken right off...

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19

Oct 2015

Turtles and Tamar

By: Tekoa Manning Everything God created was designed with a covering. Trees have bark to protect their sap and spices. Many animals like lobsters, crabs, and turtles, are encased with their own suit of armor. We humans have our own casings as well. A turtle is designed with a shell that is attached to its spine and its rib cage. A turtle is naked even...

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10

Oct 2015

{October} Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Juliandra Durkin Have you ever been sick? Have you ever dealt with pain in your body or mind? Have you ever seen a loved one suffer, or maybe even die? This might sound heavy, but take a deep breath and hang in there with me, because sometimes it is important to talk about heavy things. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Around the nation,...

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21

Sep 2015

{A Memoir} by Alyssa Spang

By Alyssa Spang I don’t want to live exciting plot line; I want to be a compelling character… At first, the dash only trembled as my green Toyota, affectionately named Eleanor, rolled past familiar Pennsylvania mountains ablaze with autumn, toward school. I was a second-year English teacher, and I happened to teach at the same high school I attended five years earlier. I’d never anticipated...

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11

Sep 2015

The Busy Badge

By Juliandra Durkin Recently, I was struck with an unintentional break from the busyness of my non-stop life the past few weeks, when I started feeling sick and run down with a cold. I had been pushing myself with vigor for exciting, new volunteer and work activities and I think that getting sick was my body’s way of saying, “Enough!” It is not without reason...

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08

Sep 2015

Date a Man Who Pursues Your Heart

By: Mandy Dobbelmann When I was a young girl I loved to dream, especially when it came to love and the nameless man who one day would capture my heart. I’d sit on the swing on my back porch on warm northern Minnesota summer evenings, listening to the crickets and staring at the blanket of stars above me. In that moment, I was fully convinced...

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19

Aug 2015

Woman of Valor

By Tekoa Manning Oh woman of valor, oh women of strength Rise to the occasion, trample defeat. For you’re not woman of mere flesh, blood, and bones But, woman of spirit, mind, and soul. Phenomenal lady you have wisdom beyond years you won’t accept ignorance brought on by trifling fears. You’re Jacqueline Kennedy clothed in blood stained coat. You’re Harriet Tubman, yes Harriet Beecher Stowe....

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13

Aug 2015

“I Know You” Means More Than “I Love You”

by: Alyssa Spang Sometimes I’m lonely. On lonely days, I can say with absolute certainty that I crave one thing: to be known. One day my mother told me, “you are consistent.” This simple statement meant more to me than “I love you” ever had. Worlds more. She saw me; she acknowledged my consistency. For that moment, I felt known. I don’t want to be...

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14

May 2015

Reflecting or Rejecting the Glory of God

Katie, my dear friend from Friends of Bethany recently shared this message by Lecrae with me. He speaks a lot about our value, which is something we at Wonderfully Made spend a significant amount of time addressing, so I thought it was fitting to share this with you as well. We have no glory of our own, our purpose is to simply glorify God and...

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