I have to confess that this week's post has been a difficult one for me. No, it isn't writer's block, it isn't lack of things to talk about but rather it is one of those deeply moving things that sometimes a woman finds hard to speak of. It is about the longing to be beautiful to be desired and to matter. It is okay, we all have that longing. Many of us try to deny it or cover that up but, deep down it is there. We tell ourselves that beauty is a surface thing and that duty, chores, getting the job at hand done is what matters but deep down those dreams of that little girl we once were are still there. I have not even finished this book but feel it is important that I let you know about it anyway. Why haven't I finished it yet? Because I keep having to start over. It stirs so much up within me that I know needs stirring but with that comes the pain of unrequited longings in my soul. The words in this book haunt me with their beauty and hope that it is OK and even right for a woman to be part of a great romance where I am the beauty but not a beauty in weakness but of strength and honor. A beauty whose heart matters, whose essence is valuable and precious and desired above all else. If my words are stirring you then maybe this book is for you too. You can find Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge at your local bookstore or online at Ransomed Heart
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