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Cultivating Femininity Series

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So what I’ve been dreaming up the in past while has been writing about femininity. It’s a topic that I think intrigues every girl, because, well – femininity is part of every girl’s identity. Even the tomboy desires and possesses certain feminine characteristics- such as the compassionate, impulsive heart of Jo March and the courageous, unselfish heart of Ocie Nash. It’s part of what makes them so beautiful and attractive to us.

Little girls play with dolls and have a general passion for pink, for ballet, and for tea parties and playing house. Many teen girls care about school, dances, make-up, clothes, how they will appear to boys their age, their conversations, their friendships. Older ladies talk about their children, their marriages, their jobs, how they can contribute to the lives of others and how others are affecting their own lives. I think the interests of girls at every age point to something deep inside them, at the centre of their hearts. It is a “richness of sensitivity, intuitiveness, generosity and fidelity.” (Pope JPII, Letter to Women, 1995)

Girls in the past used to be instructed by their mothers or governesses on how to be ladies. We see in stories such as Cinderella and the Twelve Dancing Princesses (at least, the Barbie version…) that fathers would even re-marry after their wives died simply to be able to provide a good model and instructor for their daughters, someone who would teach them how to act with grace and elegance.

flowersOver the past years, I’ve been trying to find ways to become more feminine. Sometimes I’ve been inspired by characters in book, movies, or history; other times, by girls’ blogs and yes, Pinterest boards too. But what I’ve looked for, and haven’t been able to find (yet!) is a blog dedicated to ideas all about simultaneously growing in holiness and in femininity. So I hope that through writing this Cultivating Femininity Series, I shall be able to meet readers and bloggers who are also interested in these topics and we shall have grand conversations via posts and the comment thread!:)

There’s so many ways to grow as a person and as a daughter of God, while learning about life, having fun, and pursuing holiness and ultimate sanctity. Now, with a little motivation and a good time, we can blog away, make friends, and work on our pathway to becoming saints!

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Hiya Again!

COME AWAKE! COME AWAKE! COME AND RISE UP FROM THE GRAVE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_NrB2iBqh8

Well, I am baaaack!!!! kind of. I guess it seems that I’ve kind of fallen the face of the earth… or at least off blog world. I’ve been super busy during the past few months with pro-life activism- barely a moment to breathe, and so my poor blog has suffered the effects, neglected and abandoned as it is. But I do love it and it feels so good to be posting again! And I have Meggy from Magic, Ink, and, Dreams to thank for that! She tagged me for Famous Women of the Week! 🙂

And, in explanation of the opening lines of this post…. I spent my weekend- guess where! AT STEUBIE!!!!! Had an absolutely beautiful and incredible three days at the Steubenville Conference, perhaps some of you dear readers may have gone also. The experience is phenomenal. Since I came home Sunday night, I’ve been so full of joy and happiness the past few days, and Jesus is so powerful and loving and close!! Yep, He’s pretty awesome and amazing, for lack of sufficient words!!!

Okay, I’m going to do my tag thingy now! yay! I’ll post it in a while today! 🙂

+JMJ+

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July 4, 2012 · 4:38 pm

Letters4Life Canada

The Canadian version of the letter campaign: http://www.letters4life.ca/

Let’s write 100,000 prolife letters to end abortion!

In Canada, 100,000 children die every year because of abortion.

100,000 letters could change that.

Do you want to make a difference?

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1 Million ProLife Letters!

Some teens in the States have organized a campaign, called the 2012 Pro-Life Letter Writing Campaign, whose goal is to write 1 million letters to the President opposing abortion. This is the last week of their campaign, so if you could help them out, that would be great!

1st step: Write a letter and address it to:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500
step 2: send your letter and take the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3N57QY5

you can find a form letter and more information on the site: http://theteenagelifeclub.blogspot.ca/#!/

Be a voice for the voiceless.

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Sunlight and Shadows

We all seek happiness and meaning in our lives.

We all have dreams, passion, lives…lives that were meant for living.

But too many times, we fall.

Too many times we linger in cold, dark shadows, even when the warm golden rays are but a step away. All we have to do is step into the light. But we lack the courage to show ourselves as we are, with all our faults and blemishes and imperfections. But why are we afraid? Open your eyes, reaching out His hand towards you, a bearded young man arrayed in a brilliant robe of white steps into the darkness, dispelling the night.

Take His hand. Let Him draw you into the light. With Him, you will find morning. With Him, you will discover meaning in your life. He will lead you, protect you.

Just take His hand.

Hold on. And remember always, you have two hands for a reason- one is to hold on to Him and the other is to reach out to the rejected, the unwanted, the unloved.

You will never again be alone in the darkness.

He has made you a child of His light!

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My New Year’s Resolutions

Not that I’ve ever succeeded in fulfilling any of my previous New Year’s resolutions, but no harm in trying again…right? They’re pretty much the same as last year, but perhaps I’ll do a better job in keeping them this year!

1. Pray more. I seriously need to give more of my time to Jesus. This includes spiritual reading.

2. Smile more! Be more outgoing, fun, laugh more, just enjoy life!

3. Be more responsible- in doing school work as well as helping around the house. That’s right. That means actually doing my chores.

4. No more wasting my time. Spend extra time reading or drawing, or learning to do something I’ve always wanted to, like crocheting or cooking. Oh, and work reading the books on that really long list I have!

5. Be more regular and interesting with posting on here! Got to come up with some more interesting topics!

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Merry Christmas!!

How could I be so negligent as not to have wished my readers a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!

Or should I say, a merry Fourth Day of Christmas!!!

May Baby Jesus bless you all and shower His many graces upon you this Christmas season!

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