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Faker

Faker

posted on May 9th, 2012 / by Leah Outten / 3 Comments

Faker. The word tells me that I’m not good enough to even put on this act, that I don’t believe what I say to others or follow through when I say I’ll be praying for some one. It tells me that I’m not doing my job as a mom to show my daughter the amazing God that loves and provides for us. It tells me I’m not the best wife, because I snap at my husband over leaving his cereal bowl out yet again. Even sitting down to write on my blog or work on my adoption story memoir, that awful word lingers over me, telling me I am unworthy to put on this performance and share the Truth of God, to write for God’s glory. Faker. It sneers over my shoulder in a nasty, venomous voice. I ...

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Authentic Beauty, True Prince, and a Real Love Story

Authentic Beauty, True Prince, and a Real Love Story

posted on September 3rd, 2010 / by Leah Outten / 15 Comments

Once upon a time we were girls. Most of us dreamed of fairytale castles, beautiful dresses, and most importantly a handsome prince to sweep us off our feet.  However, like the 99.9% of us who aren’t real princesses and figured out it is nearly impossible to become one in reality, we were disappointed with the “frogs” we were given instead. Many of us settled for frogs, even if just during high school, while some waited for their soul mate princes to come. Now that we are grown women and many of us have daughters dreaming the same dreams, I have to wonder, do we want our girls to take the same road? Sure life turns out fine usually, but I know I personally could have bypassed a lot of ...

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