30 Great Stocking Stuffers and Gifts for Teenage Girls

My girl and I have been working on her gift list for Christmas. Between her fellow cheerleaders, cousins, and close friends, she has quite a few gifts to buy or make. So, we've been on the hunt for the best gifts in several price ranges. And since we've done all this research, it seemed a shame not to share it with you as well ... since there's a pretty good chance at least a few of my readers have a teenage girl on their lists also. And so, here is our list of 30 great gifts for teenage girls ... [Read More]

Yik Yak … Yuck {Notes from an Overprotective Mom}

Three days ago I heard about Yik Yak because I am one of "those moms." You know, the ones who monitor my child's phone and social media and online activity. I downloaded the app to see what it contained and I was horrified by the language and attitudes displayed. I wasn't surprised that students in my daughter's high school cussed and were disrespectful of teachers. I wasn't even shocked at the graphic nature of "yaks" about sexual acts. Let's face it, all of that is on prime time television and ... [Read More]

{31 Verses to Pray for Your Girl} 2 Timothy 1:12

Welcome to Day 28 of 31 Verses to Pray for Your Girl! Can you believe this month is almost over? It has gone by so fast ... I'm thankful to have had you join me.   Scripture: But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that He is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. 2 Timothy 1:12 Prayer: I pray my girl will be bold and unashamed of the Gospel — with full confidence in God's power, provision, and protection. Amen. Some ... [Read More]

{31 Verses to Pray for Your Girl} 2 Corinthians 4:8

Welcome to Day 16 of 31 Verses to Pray for Your Girl! Did you get your gift yesterday? I hope so ... be sure to take a moment to let your girl know you are praying for her today! Scripture: We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 Prayer: Some days my girl is going to feel like giving up. The weight of the world will feel overwhelming. Doubt and confusion will ... [Read More]

{31 Verses to Pray for Your Girl} Jeremiah 10:24

Welcome to Day 15 of 31 Verses to Pray for Your Girl! Since we're about halfway through this journey, I have a little surprise gift for you at the end of this post! Scripture: Correct me, O Lord, but in justice; no in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing. Jeremiah 10:24 Prayer: Lord, I pray my girl will trust Your correction, knowing it is for her good. Thank you for Your faithfulness to discipline us with love and not anger, drawing us close to You. Amen.   Perhaps ... [Read More]

{31 Verses to Pray for Your Girl} Luke 5:28

Welcome to Day 14 of 31 Verses to Pray for Your Girl! Today's verse is from the calling of Matthew to be a disciple ... I encourage you to read Luke 5:27-32 if you have a moment today and commit yourself again to leave everything to follow the Lord. Scripture: And leaving everything he had, he rose and followed Him. Luke 5:28 Prayer: Lord, I pray with all my heart for my daughter to long for you more than anything else. Let her passion for you cause her to leave everything else ... [Read More]