Dear Me

Dear Me

The blogosphere has been full of letters to our teenage selves this past week, in celebration of Emily Freeman’s new book Graceful (For Young Women): Letting Go of Your Try-Hard Life. And it was quite a trip down memory lane for some of the writers here at YLCF who decided to join in.  We’ve collected some excerpts for you…

From Head to Foot

From Head to Foot

Annie Downs loves Scotland, ice cream, and unexpected shades of nail polish. Even more, she loves Jesus — and talking about Jesus to girls like you…and me. I’m older than Annie’s intended audience. In fact, I’m even a little older than Annie herself. But she had me from the very beginning: from the snow day…

A Women’s Resolution?

A Women’s Resolution?

In the fall of 2010, I had the privilege of watching the very first pre-showing of the movie Courageous during my internship at Focus on the Family. It was a night that changed my life. As I walked out of the theater, I began asking the promoters and Courageous staff what they were going to…

some of my sunshine

some of my sunshine

I like to collect sunshine. I like finding those little things or moments in my day that glow and add a certain touch of contentment and  happiness to an ordinary day. I like finding sunshine in the first rays of the morning, breaking over the tree tops. I like finding sunshine in the way every…

A Lifetime of Scribbling

A Lifetime of Scribbling

It’s scary because I’m not perfect. I still have so much life to live and so many lessons to learn! But (what if?) God is putting stories on my heart and whispering, “Please write – or draw – this for Me.” And so I try…try to write stories and draw pictures that capture a tiny bit of that “irresistible” vision of womanhood.

The End.

The End.